ASU hosts Henderson State Monday in final exhibition game


ASU will wrap up the exhibition portion of its season with a matchup against Henderson State  Monday night at the ASU Convocation Center. Tipoff against the Reddies is set for 7:05 p.m. at the Convo.


The ASU men's basketball team will kick off the 84th season and third season under head coach John Brady when they open regular season action against Ole Miss on Nov. 12. The Red Wolves will get a pair of tune-up games to prepare for the season facing Ouachita Baptist on Nov. 4 and Henderson State on Nov. 8. Tipoff for both games at the Convocation Center is set for 7:05 p.m. ASU will host a total of 15 dates throughout the season including marquee league matchups against Western Kentucky (Jan. 1), Middle Tennessee (Jan. 13), Denver (Feb. 5), North Texas (Feb. 24) and against in-state rival UALR (Feb. 26).


Henderson State is an NCAA Division II opponent that plays in the Gulf South Conference. Henderson has seven newcomers and eight letterwinners returning from last year's squad which went 8-19 with a 1-13 Gulf South record. The Reddies lost its top three scorers from last season. Jeff Shelton is the top returner for HSU after he averaged 9.2 ppg as a sophomore. The Reddies are coached by Sam Weaver who is in his third year at the helm of the HSU program.


ASU beat Ouachita Baptist in its exhibition opener, 83-71 last Thursday. Sophomore guard Trey Finn led the Red Wolves with 16 points and tied for the lead with five rebounds. Three other ASU players scored in double-digits - senior guard Donald Boone had 14 points, junior guard Daniel Bryant had 10 points and junior forward Martavius Adams had 10 points. Adams also had five rebounds to lead ASU in the category with Finn.