November 22, 2015

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Sean Gardner and Donte Thomas each scored 21 points and combined for 23 free throws, and Arkansas State rallied in the second half to beat Jackson State 78-69 on Sunday.

Anthony Livingston scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Red Wolves (2-2), who shot 78 percent (29-37) from the free throw line.

Down 41-35 at halftime, the Red Wolves tied it at 52 after Thomas capped a 13-3 run with a free throw. Thomas made a layup and three free throws to spark a 12-2 run that put the Red Wolves on top 67-59 with 3:33 left and they outscored the Tigers 9-8 in the final 2:57.

Arkansas State led 19-4 after Gardner's layup, but Javeres Brent hit a 3 to spark a 12-4 run and Jackson State's comeback. Chace Franklin's 3-pointer put the Tigers up 33-31 and Jackson State led 41-35 at halftime.

Kaven Bernard scored 25 points and Franklin 21 for the Tigers (1-3).

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