Cockfield leads Arkansas St. past South Alabama 66-65
Cockfield finished 12 of 15 from the line and Salif Boudie had 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for Arkansas State (8-8, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its sixth straight home victory.
Rodrick Sikes had 24 points, Josh Ajayi added 15, and Trhae Mitchell scored 12 for the Jaguars (9-7, 2-1). Kory Holden, who came in as South Alabama’s leading scorer at 15.0 per game, had only 6 points on 2-of-13 shooting.
Neither team led by more than five points until Eaton scored six and Boudie added four in a 10-2 run that made it 57-47. Ajayi converted two 3-point plays and Sikes scored the final seven points in a 13-2 spurt that gave South Alabama a 60-59 lead with 3:55 left.