January 21, 2014 at 1:17 PM CST - Updated July 11 at 10:56 PM
January 25 * UALR at Arkansas State - 7:05 PM
NOTE: All Game times are Central and Subject to Change
Arkansas State Red Wolves Senior guard Ed Townsel is two points away from registering his 1,000th career point and presently has accumulated 998 points in 114 career appearances. Townsel, who has compiled a team sixth-best 131 points in 17 games this season to date, would become the 26th A-State player to reach the milestone. The backcourt player is also 15 points shy of tying Jabari Myles (1994-98; 1,013 career points) for 25th-place on the program's all-time scoring leaders list.
Senior forward Kendrick Washington has reached double-figure scoring in six of his last eight contests, which includes a career-best 20 points at WKU last Saturday (1/18). Washington, whose previous career single-game best was 16 points versus Niagara this season (12/2), is averaging 10.9 points an outing (87 pts.) during the eight-game span. In those eight contests, Washington has connected on 61.4 percent (35-57) of his shots from the floor.
Senior forward Kirk Van Slyke extended his current double-digit points string to 10 consecutive games (12/14-1/18) following a 14-points performance at WKU (1/18). Van Slyke has produced a 19.2 points per contest average (192 pts.) in those 10 outings. He has reached double-figure scoring in 16 of A-State's 17 games this season and began the 2013-14 campaign by tallying double digits in his initial six contests.
Kendrick Washington is 20 rebounds shy of equaling his 123 boards total in 27 contests a season ago. Washington, who averaged 4.6 rebounds per contest last season, has accumulated 103 caroms for a 6.4 average in 16 outings this campaign. He's also 31 points away from matching his 183 points scored in 27 encounters last season and currently has chalked up a squad fourth-most 152 points in 16 2013-14 season appearances.
Ed Townsel moved into sole possession of fourth place on A-State's all-time steals leaders list with 154 career thefts in 114 games after garnering three steals at WKU (1/18). Townsel, who has 20 steals in 17 games this campaign, surpassed Kim Adams (2001-04; 151 career steals) is now seven away from tying Trey Finn's (2009-13) third-place 161 career assists total.