Arkansas State defeats New Orleans, 63-56

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP)—Brandon Reed scored 18 points as a late rally helped Arkansas State defeat New Orleans, 63-56, in Sun Belt Conference play on Thursday night.

Trailing 29-23 at the half, Arkansas State (16-12, 11-6) tied the score at 40-40 off a Jeremy Thomas dunk with 10:59 left to play. The Privateers (8-20, 3-14) continued to hang tough with the Wolves and took a 56-54 lead when Charles Carmouche dunked one in with 2:40 left to play. Those would be the Privateers’ last points as the Wolves ended the game on a 7-0 run.

Martavius Adams hit 6 of 8 from the field and finished with 13 points for the Wolves.

Quincy Diggs led the Privateers with 12 points. Carl Blair had a game-high five assists and 11 points.

With 429 points, Reed became the most productive freshman in school history. Jerry Rook (1961-62) previously held the record with 416 points.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 New Orleans
Quincy Diggs Quincy Diggs
4-5,  12 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Arkansas St.
Brandon Reed Brandon Reed
5-13,  18 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists

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