Scores

Final

Richmond 37

(3-2, 0-1 away)

Arkansas State 56

(2-3, 2-1 home)

    3:30 PM ET, December 3, 2005

    1 2 T
    RICH 0 3737
    ARST 0 5656

    Top Performers

    Richmond: J. Bucknor 8 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Arkansas State: B. Ballard 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Arkansas State 56, Richmond 37

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Brandon Ballard scored a career-high 19 points and Arkansas State held Richmond to 33 percent shooting in a 56-37 victory at the Colonial Classic.

    Ballard knocked down five 3-pointers and the Indians (1-3) made a decisive first-half run stand up.

    Kevin Steenberge led Richmond (3-2) with nine points, but the Spiders turned the ball over 19 times and couldn't recover from a 14-point halftime deficit.

    Arkansas State trailed by six early, but Ballard hit back-to-back 3-pointers to tie the game and the Indians ended the half with a 15-4 run to go up 32-18 at the break.

    Richmond briefly cut the lead to 44-35 with just over seven minutes to go, but Ballard hit a lay-up with the shot clock winding down and the Spiders would get no closer.

    Arkansas State out-rebounded Richmond 30-23 and outscored the Spiders in the paint, 24-14.

    Richmond faces Prairie View on Sunday in the second round of the Colonial Classic while the Indians take on No. 7 Louisville.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICH
    ARST
    Points 37 56
    FG Made-Attempted 14-42 (.333) 21-43 (.488)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 6-10 (.600)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-4 (.500) 8-10 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

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