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ASU Basketball Splits Saturday Doubleheader in New Orleans

New Orleans (KAIT) - Arkansas State split their doubleheader with New Orleans. The Red Wolves won to keep their Sun Belt Western Division lead, while the Lady Red Wolves were upset by the Lady Privateers.

ASU Men 66, New Orleans 52

ASU won in New Orleans for the first time since 1999. Martavius Adams recorded his second straight double double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Brandon Peterson scored 16 points, and Daniel Bryant had 6 points in his first action in four games.

The Red Wolves (14-9, 9-3) used a 13-3 run over the final 4:23 to pull away from the Privateers (7-17, 2-11).

That run coincided with Arkansas State taking better care of the ball. The Red Wolves turned it over 13 times in the first 13:40 of the second half, as the Privateers stayed close despite shooting 22.2 percent in the half to Arkansas State's 61.1 percent.

The Red Wolves had no turnovers in the final 6:20. Carl Blair, with 23 points, was the only New Orleans scorer in double figures.

Next up for ASU is a trip to Bowling Green to face Western Kentucky. Tipoff is Thursday at 7:00 PM.

New Orleans 70, ASU Women 57

ASU trailed by 13 at the half, but couldn't rally, falling 70-57. The loss drops the Lady Red Wolves to 9-13, 4-7 in Sun Belt play. They've now lost 5 in a row on the road.

Nicole Holmes had a season-high 20 points to lead the Lady Privateers, one shy of her career-high. The win gave UNO (9-15, 3-10 Sun Belt) consecutive conference wins for the first time since opening Feb. 2009 with a pair of home wins.

Ebonie Jefferson scored most of her team-high 17 points from the charity stripe, connecting on 9 of 14 attempts from the line.

At the start of the contest, ASU made just 1 of 10 attempts from the field before finishing the first half with a 29.2 percent clip. The Red Wolves' top three scorers combined to shoot 4 of 18 after 20 minutes.

After ASU cut the deficit down to single digits at the start of the second half, the Lady Privateers got back in a groove and pushed the lead to 15 points on a Rachele Monroe three-pointer with 16 minutes remaining in the contest.

The Red Wolves went right back to work and scored 12 of 14 points to trim the deficit to 47-42, the closest they reached since early in the first half.

ASU comes back to the Convo Monday night to host Louisiana-Monroe. Tipoff is at 7:05 PM.

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