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A-State holds off SIU-Edwardsville 75-57

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JONESBORO, Ark. -- Deven Simms came off the Arkansas State bench to score 17 points and lead the Red Wolves to a 75-57 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Tuesday night.

Tre Harris hit a 3-pointer to get SIU Edwardsville within two, 26-24 with under two minutes to play in the first half and the Cougars trailed by only three at intermission. Christian Ellis converted a 3-point play and Carlos Anderson hit a jumper to give SIU Edwardsville the lead, 29-27 barely a minute into the second half.

Burak Eslik hit a pair of free throws with 15:03 left to give the Cougars a 39-33 lead, but Devin Carter hit a 3-pointer to spark an 22-4 run that gave Arkansas State command of the game for good, 55-43.

Carter finished with 14 points for Arkansas State (5-1).

Ellis finished with 13 points to lead SIU Edwardsville (2-3).

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