Nowell scores 24 to lead Little Rock over Arkansas State

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Markquis Nowell had 24 points as Little Rock stretched its winning streak to seven games, edging past Arkansas State 90-87 on Saturday.

Little Rock built a 47-36 halftime advantage and led for the entire second half except with 4:24 remaining tied at 75-all. The Trojans pulled away with a 9-2 surge.

Nowell shot 5 of 15 from the floor and converted all 12 of his foul shots.

Marko Lukic had 17 points for Little Rock (18-7, 12-2 Sun Belt Conference). Nikola Maric added 14 points and eight rebounds. Ruot Monyyong had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Marquis Eaton scored a season-high 25 points for the Red Wolves (15-10, 7-7). Caleb Fields added 15 points. J.J. Matthews had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Little Rock matches up against Texas State on the road on Thursday. Arkansas State faces Texas-Arlington on the road on Thursday.



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