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Arkansas State (13-9) at New Orleans (7-16)
The Sports Network
DATE & TIME: Saturday, February 6th, 8:00 p.m. (et)
FACTS & STATS: Site: Lakefront Arena (8,933) -- New Orleans, Louisiana. Television: None. Home Record: ASU 8-3, New Orleans 6-4. Away Record: ASU 4-6, New Orleans 1-9. Neutral Record: ASU 1-0, New Orleans 0-3. Conference Record: ASU 8-3, New Orleans 2-10. Series Record: New Orleans leads, 26-16.
GAME NOTES: Arkansas State is currently sitting on top of the West Division in the Sun Belt Conference and will try to stay there when the Red Wolves take on the New Orleans Privateers this evening at Lakefront Arena.
The last time Arkansas State was on the floor the Red Wolves suffered a 79-77 setback to Arkansas-Little Rock. Even with the loss, Arkansas State still leads the West Division with an 8-3 mark.
As for the Privateers, they have lost seven of their last eight matchups, including five in a row. The most recent setback was a 59-51 loss to South Alabama, dropping New Orleans to 6-4 at home, and a mere 2-10 in league play.
In regard to the all-time series, the Privateers hold a 26-16 edge over Arkansas State.
The Red Wolves scored 77 points in their last matchup, but the team suffered a heartbreaking, last-second loss to Arkansas-Little Rock. Arkansas State only shot 39.4 percent from the field in the matchup and that included a mere 6- of-21 showing from long range. Martavius Adams led the way in the loss with a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Brandon Reed also added 17 points. Rashad Allison helped out with 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while JeJuan Brown tallied 12 points. Reed and Adams have been the top two players for ASU this season, as Reed is pacing the team with 15.3 ppg, while Adams is netting 11.1 ppg, to go along with 7.0 rpg.
The Privateers were ineffective the last time they were on the floor, as the team scored just 51 points in a loss to South Alabama. New Orleans shot just 38.3 percent from the floor, and finished 9-of-23 from behind the arc. Devin McDonald led the way in the loss with 14 points, while Carl Blair added 10 points and six assists. The team's leading scorer, Charles Carmouche (12.7 ppg), finished with just nine points in the contest. Carmouche is the only player averaging double figures for New Orleans, which is netting just 59.5 ppg on the season.
The Red Wolves are coming off a heartbreaking loss, but look for them to rebound this evening on the road against a weak New Orleans squad.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Arkansas State 74, New Orleans 66
02/06 10:33:40 ET
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