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North Texas 56, Arkansas St. 71

Jan 3, 2010 - 4:04 AM JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- Brandon Reed scored 25 points to lead Arkansas State to a 71-56 victory over North Texas Saturday night.

Martavius Adams added 16 points for the Red Wolves (7-6, 2-1 Sun Belt), and Rashad Allison had 12.

Tristan Thompson scored 18 points to lead North Texas (9-5, 2-2). George Odufuwa added 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds.

Early North Texas turnovers helped the Red Wolves build a 12-2 lead in the first four minutes. Arkansas State did not relinquish the lead and took a 32-22 cushion into the break.

After a basket by Thompson made it 45-33, Arkansas exploded for a 13-5 run capped by a dunk by Adams on a fast break with 8:45 left.

North Texas never got any closer than 14-points the rest of the game. The Mean Green were held to a season-low 33-percent shooting. Their 56 points were also a season-low.