Date: Feb. 15, 2010
Location: Jonesboro, Ark.
Tipoff: 7:05 p.m. (CST)
Arena: Convocation Center
Arena Capacity: 10,038
TIPPING IT OFF
The Red Wolves return home after playing three on the road to face off against ULM at the Convocation Center Monday night. This marks the beginning of the last of five games on ASU's regular season schedule with four of those five games being played at the Convo. Tipoff Monday is set for 7:05 p.m.
ULM stands at 11-14 with a 6-8 record in Sun Belt action. ULM has won its last two contests with a 67-66 home win over WKU and a 67-64 win at UALR on Thursday. The Warhawks have two players averaging in double-figures led by Dynile Forbes who leads the team scoring 12.2 points per game and is pulling down 3.8 rebounds per game. Forbes is the only player on ULM's roster to have started in all 25 games this season. Tony Hooper ranks second on the Warhawk's scoring 11.4 ppg while also pulling down 3.7 rebounds per game and leading the squad in assists. Hooper has not dressed the last two games. Orlando Early is in his fifth season at the helm of the ULM program owning a 59-87 career mark and a 33-51 record in Sun Belt action. As a team, ULM is being outscored 68.0-71.3 per contest but is outrebounding opponents 33.8-31.8. The Warhawks are shooting 42.1% from the field while allowing opposition to shoot 45.7%.
SERIES VERSUS ULM
Arkansas State holds a 25-21 all-time mark against ULM in the series dating back to the 1954-55 season. ASU split the contests with ULM last season winning at the Convocation Center 65-62 and dropping the contest on the road in the two teams regular-season finale 63-64.
REED - ONE OF TOP FRESHMAN IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Not only has Arkansas State freshman guard Brandon Reed been one of the keys to the Red Wolves success this season and one of the most productive freshman in the Sun Belt this season, but he is the third-most productive freshman in ASU's school history. With 360 points, Reed ranks behind only John Dickson and Jerry Rook for most productive freshman in school history. Dickson had 388 points his freshman year (1963-64) while Rook had 416 points as a freshman (1961-62). Reed is averaging 15.0 points per game in all-games and is scoring 17.6 in Sun Belt only games. Reed also ranks second on the team with 59 assists and fourth with 18 steals.
ASU is in the backstretch of their regular season with five games remaining on the schedule. ASU hosts ULM, WKU, UNO and Troy at the Convocation Center and plays its final road contest at ULL this Thursday. ASU holds a 76-117 combined record against those five schools int he teams' all-time series. This season, ASU holds a combined 2-1 record in action against those teams this year and only WKU (15-12) and Troy (14-11) have winning marks this season.
The Red Wolves have not lost back-to-back Sun Belt Conference games this season and have won nine of 13 games in league play this season. ASU has not lost multiple games in a row since dropping four in a row in nonconference action earlier this season.
PETERSON PULLING IT DOWN
ASU freshman Brandon Peterson had his 12th start of the season at WKU last Thursday and recorded his second double-digit rebounding game of the season. Peterson had a career-high 13 boards against the Hilltoppers, it was the most he has posted since pulling down 12 in his career debut against MacMurray College.