Arkansas St. 77, Ark.-Little Rock 51

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- Adrian Banks' 27 points accounted for
more than a third of Arkansas State's scoring Thursday night as the
Indians overwhelmed cross-state rival Arkansas-Little Rock 77-51 in
a Sun Belt Conference contest.

Banks was flawless at the free-throw line, hitting 8-of-8, and
made 50 percent of his field goals, both from close in and long
distance, going 3-6 from 3-point range and making 5-of-10 of his
other shots. Eighteen of his points were scored in the second half.

ASU opened the game with a 27-8 run and went 7-of-11 from
3-point range in the first half to take a 46-25 lead into the

Accuracy accounted for much of the difference between the two
teams' scoring, with UALR (8-10, 3-4 SBC) making only 26 percent of
its shots from the field, while the Indians (9-9, 4-2) hit 47
percent. The Trojans made only one field goal in the first 9:27 of
the second half.

ASU led by as much as 32 points, 62-30, in the second period.

The only other ASU player who scored in double digits was Wedel
Ryan, with 16 points.

Terrance Akins topped the Trojans' offense with 14 points, while
Rashad Jones-Jennings and De'Andre Eggins had 10 each.