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.