March 05, 2016

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Griffin Kinney scored 18 points as Appalachian State beat Arkansas State 80-73 on Saturday in the season finale for both teams.

Frank Eaves and Emarius Logan added 12 points apiece for the Mountaineers (9-22, 7-13 Sun Belt).

Arkansas State surged 15-2 early for a 21-15 lead with 10:26 left in the first half. Appalachian State battled back and Logan drained a pair of 3-pointers in the final three minutes to help put the Mountaineers on top 42-41 at halftime.

In the second half, a Devin Carter 3-pointer put Arkansas State up 67-64 with 5:10 to go. Ronshad Shabazz made a pair of free throws to put the Mountaineers on top for good, 72-71, with 2:13 remaining. Kinney sank a layup and Eaves hit a 3-pointer in the final 1:20 to seal the win.

Carter and Anthony Livingston each had 12 points for the Red Wolves (11-20, 7-13).

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