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Arkansas State is currently 5-1 in non-conference games this season and is midst a five-game winning streak in non-league matchups.

The Red Wolves, who are averaging 75.5 points per game (453 total) to the opposition's 64.8 points an outing (389 total), are shooting 44.5% (161-362) from the floor.

ASU's top two points leaders in non-conference games this season – junior guard Ed Townsel (16.3 ppg.) and senior forward Brandon Peterson (12.5 ppg.) have combined to account for 38.2 percent (173-453) of the team's scoring production.

Townsel has accumulated a team-leading 98 points in six non-league games and Peterson has posted 75 points in six encounters.

Sophomore guard Rakeem Dickerson's 12 points against St. Bonaventure Saturday (12/8) tied a personal career game high, equaling his 12 points versus ULM last season (2/2/12).

Dickerson's 12 points versus the Bonnies snapped a 17-game non double-digit scoring streak which dates back to his lone double-figure points effort of a season ago.

Brandon Peterson extended his double-figure scoring string to seven with a game-high tying 18 points against St. Bonaventure (12/8).

His season game-best 18 points versus the Bonnies were three point shy of tying his career high 21 points at Lamar (1/4/10).

Peterson is averaging a combined 12.4 points an outing (87 total) in those seven double-digit scoring contests.