Arkansas St. 58, Troy 50
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP)
Brandon Peterson had 15 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots, and Arkansas State clinched the Sun Belt Conference's West Division title with a 58-50 win against cold-shooting Troy on Saturday night.
Trey Finn added 13 points and Cameron Golden nine for the Red Wolves (18-9, 12-6), who clinched the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament on March 8-11. They have won four straight games and seven of their last eight.
Antoine Myers had 21 points and seven rebounds for the Trojans (11-18, 6-12), who shot just 29.2 percent (19 of 65) from the floor and trailed 25-14 at intermission. Troy had a 9:39 scoreless stretch in the first half.
Hunter Williams scored 10 points for Troy, which has lost three straight attempts to get coach Don Maestri his 500th career win.