Johnson, Eaton carry Arkansas State past Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Jerry Johnson Jr. scored 16 points, Marquis Eaton scored 15, and Arkansas State beat Tulsa 66-63 on Saturday.

The Red Wolves (7-2) handed Tulsa (7-2) its first home loss of the season. Arkansas State led the entire second half.

Martins Igbanu made a pair of free throws with 3:16 left and reduced the Golden Hurricane deficit to 58-57. Johnson buried a 3-pointer with 1:56 remaining before Darien Jackson’s layup 22 seconds later made it 61-59. Canberk Kus extended the lead to four with two foul shots with 16 seconds to go, and following Igbanu’s layup with eight seconds left, Johnson made a pair of free throws to seal it.

Brandon Rachal led Tulsa with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Each team shot 51.1% with the difference coming at the foul line. The Red Wolves were 14 of 17 against Tulsa’s 8 of 11.

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