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Basketball: College Round-Up for Feb. 24

Women’s

Warriors down Tigers in final minute

SEWANEE, Tenn. — Despite trailing for just over 37 minutes, Hendrix College came back to defeat Sewanee - The University of the South 58-55 at Juhan Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon.

The Warriors (12-13, 6-8 SAA) is tied for fourth with Berry and Birmingham-Southern. Due to tiebreaker rules, Hendrix will be the sixth seed at the SAA Tournament in Memphis and face third-seed Centre at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

The Tigers (9-16, 2-12) will be the eighth seed in the tourney.

Taylor Neal led the Warriors with 20 points. Jamie Tate had 12 points, three assists and 22 rebounds, the fourth most boards in program history. It was the sixth time in Tate’s career to grab 20 or more rebounds.

Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler scored 11 points with six assists. Sophomore guard Estrella Flores had six points off the bench and freshman forward Anna King added four points and five rebounds.

Men’s

Tigers hold off Warriors

SEWANEE, Tenn. — Hendrix College ended the regular season with a 54-51 loss to Sewanee - The University of the South (13-12, 6-8 SAA) at Juhan Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon.

The Warriors (10-15, 4-10 SAA) will be the seventh seed and face No. 2 Birmingham-Southern at 6 p.m. eastern time in Danville, Ky., on Friday.

Senior forward Colton Primm led the Warriors with 19 points, seven rebounds and four blocks. Vance finished with 13 points and six rebounds. Sophomore guard John Ogle added seven points and six rebounds off the bench and freshman Gabe Gumm had seven points and three assists.

Red Wolves rally to defeat Texas State

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University men’s basketball team continues to find a way to win at home this season as the Red Wolves scraped out a hard-fought 73-68 come-from-behind win over a physical Texas State team in a Saturday evening Sun Belt Conference (SBC) contest at the Convocation Center.

Five Arkansas State players scored in double figures for the Red Wolves (16-9, 9-5), who won for the ninth time in 11 home contests this season.

Ed Townsel finished the contest with a game-high 20 points and Kendrick Washington compiled 10 points to go with a game-leading eight rebounds. Senior guard Melvin Johnson III pumped in 17 points to support the Red Wolves’ balanced scoring and extended his current double-digit points string to eight consecutive games.

For the game, senior forward Kirk Van Slyke netted 14 points before fouling out and Cameron Golden added 10 points off the bench in 22 minutes of court time.

A-State wraps us its three-game home stand Tuesday, Feb. as the Red Wolves go up against the Lyon College Scots at the Convocation Center.

UALR rally falls short against UT-Arlington

LITTLE ROCK — UALR (12-15, 7-8 SBC) trimmed its deficit to three points twice in the final 30 seconds but UT Arlington (12-14, 7-7 SBC) was able to hold on for the 75-71 victory Saturday night at the Jack Stephens Center. Sophomore Josh Hagins led the Trojans with 21 points, six rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes of work.

DeVonte Smith finished the game with 12 points and four steals as the only other Trojan in double figures.

UALR is back in action Feb. 27 at Troy.

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