Arkansas State grabs 68-65 OT win over Louisiana-Monroe
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Nouhoum Bocoum scored four of his 12 points in the extra period to help lead Arkansas State to a 68-65 overtime win over Louisiana-Monroe in Sun Belt Conference action on Thursday night.
Bocoum hit a jumper to give the Red Wolves a 65-56 lead with 1:02 left in overtime. Louisiana-Monroe's Majok Deng wrapped two 3-point jumpers around one by Nick Coppola to cut the lead to 66-65 with 14 seconds left. Deng missed his next trey and Josh Pierre grabbed the rebound to seal the win.
Louisiana-Monroe's Coppola hit two free throws in the final second of regulation, sending the game to overtime.
Deng was 5 of 11 from beyond the arc for 26 points for the Warhawks (6-8, 2-1).