Red Wolves Go On 33-9 Run In Victory Over Ragin’ Cajuns

January 30, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – The Arkansas State men’s basketball team made 13-straight field goals as part of a 33-9 run and outscored Louisiana 55-28 the final 12 minutes to leave the Cajundome with an 88-69 victory Monday.

With the win, A-State moves into a tie for first place in the Sun Belt Conference with a 7-2 league record. Overall, the Red Wolves improve to 16-6 on the season, tying Grant McCasland with three other coaches for the most by a first year A-State head coach. With the loss, the Ragin’ Cajuns fall to 14-8 overall and 4-5 in league play.

“We put ourself in a position to win every day in practice and it takes that to be able to put yourself in a position to win games like this on the road.” said Coach MacCasland.

Devin Carter led A-State with 22 points, scoring 19 in the second half. Deven Simms added 20 points and a team best six rebounds. Rashad Lindsey added 17 points and Tamas Bruce also reached double figures with 11 points. Frank Bartley IV led the Ragin’ Cajuns with 18 points.

Shooting 70.4 percent (19-27) in the second half helped the Red Wolves end the night 52.5 percent (31-59) overall. A-State was 10-for-18 (55.6 percent) from 3-point range and held the Ragin’ Cajuns 14 points below their season average with 69 points allowed. Louisiana shot 43.1 percent (25-58) from the field, but struggled beyond the arc hitting 26.1 percent (6-23).

The win ties Grant McCasland with Jack Dale (16-9 | 1931-32), John Rauth (16-8 | 1949-50), and Marvin Speight (1963-64) for the most wins by a first year A-State head coach

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