SETTING THE SCENE
Date: Dec. 6, 2010
Location: Jonesboro, Ark.
Tipoff: 7:05 p.m. (CST)
Arena: Convocation Center
Arena Capacity: 10,038
ASU Opens Home Slate Versus Lyon College Monday At the Convocation Center
TIPPING IT OFF
After beginning their season with the longest opening road trip in school history, the Arkansas State men's basketball team will return to the friendly confines of the ASU Convocation Center for six of their next eight games, first hosting Lyon College Monday at 7:05 p.m.
Lyon College stands at 5-2 but tonight's contest will count as an exhibition contest for the Scots who compete in the NAIA. Senior guard Andy Lee leads the team averaging 19.6 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game. Lee is shooting .444 from the field. Three other Scots players are averaging in double-digit scoring. Sophomore forward/center Slater Belew ranks second on the team averaging 11.4 points per game and pulling down 5.1 rebounds per game, freshman guard Kip Kelly ranks third averaging 10.5 points per game and sophomore forward Aaron Farris ranks fourth scoring 10.3 points per game while also averaging 5.4 rpg. Kevin Jenkins is in his 15th season as head coach at Lyon, Jenkins also serves as the athletics director for the Scots.
The Red Wolves are 34-17 all-time against Lyon College and 4-0 against the Scots in the Convocation Center. The two squads' last meeting was in 2008-09 with ASU walking away with a 88-46 victory at the Convo.
ASU TAKES NO. 14/15 MEMPHIS TO OT
In their last contest, the Red Wolves rose to the occasion against Memphis, taking the No. 14/15th ranked squad to overtime after tying the contest with only 34.1 seconds remaining. ASU trailed by 18 points in the first half but Bryant hit a free-throw with 34-seconds on the clock to tie the game. ASU defended well on the ensuing possession forcing the overtime.
ADAMS DOUBLES UP TWICE
Junior forward/center Martavius Adams recorded his second-straight double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds at Memphis. Adams recorded the first double-double of the year against SEMO last weekend, scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Adams has scored in double-digits every game this season and leads the team with 14.1 points per game and has a 7.0 rebounding average, which also leads the team.
FOUR IN DOUBLE-DIGITS VERSUS MEMPHIS
ASU played well against the No. 14/15th ranked Memphis Tigers, notching four double-digit scorers. Junior guard Daniel Bryant led the squad with 15 points including going 4-5 from the charity stripe. Senior Donald Boone was second with 12 points followed by Adams with 11 and Kirkland with 10.