JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) – Deven Simms had 18 points and nine rebounds, Devin Carter scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half and Arkansas State beat Coastal Carolina 67-57 on Monday night.
The Red Wolves (18-6, 9-2 Sun Belt) had control throughout the second half and their largest lead at 14 was on Tamas Bruce’s dunk with 2:26 left. The Chanticleers (11-13, 6-5) closed the deficit to nine and got no closer the rest of the way.
Arkansas State has a seven-game winning streak for the second time this season – a first in program history – and stayed in a three-way tie for first place with Georgia State and Georgia Southern.
Colton Ray-St Cyr had 17 points, Jaylen Shaw scored 11 and Artur Labinowicz added 10 for Coastal Carolina, which has lost four of six.
Arkansas State had a 16-1 run to open a 19-7 lead and went into halftime up 34-22.