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Red Wolves remain hot, top Trojans 73-62 in first of two meetings



It may have been below freezing outside First National Bank Arena, but Arkansas State was red hot from the field in a 73-62 win over rival Little Rock.

The Red Wolves (9-9, 6-5 SBC) led for all but 20 seconds against the Trojans (10-10, 6-7), winning their third consecutive contest and fourth in the last five games. As a team, the Red Wolves shot 50.0 percent (24-48) from the field, 37.5 percent (6-16) from three-point range.

Norchad Omier recorded his 11th double-double of the year with 11 points and 11 boards. Marquis Eaton led A-State with 17 points and eight assists while Caleb Fields chipped in 13 points and six assists to no turnovers. Eaton and Fields combined for 14 assists to zero giveaways.

For Little Rock, Ben Coupet, Jr. led all players with 22 points and Ruot Monyyong notched a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 13 boards.

The two teams play again Saturday at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock.

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