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Arkansas State defeats South Alabama 69-63

Jan 10, 2010 - 12:29 AM MOBILE, Ala.(AP) -- Brandon Reed scored 26 points and Arkansas State beat South Alabama 69-66 on Saturday for its second straight win.

Martavius Adams added 12 points, Rashad Allison had 11 and Trey Finn grabbed 11 rebounds for the Red Wolves (10-7, 5-1 Sun Belt Conference).

Trailing 50-43 with 13:08 to play, the Red Wolves went on an 8-0 run to grab the lead for good at 51-50. The Jaguars closed to within 64-63 with 41 seconds remaining, but the Red Wolves scored the final five points.

The Red Wolves shot 44.6 percent from the field (25-for-56), including 13-for-26 (50 percent) in the second half.

Tim Williams had 17 points for the Jaguars (11-7, 3-3), who have lost two in a row by a total of nine points. Four of the past five games have been decided by six points or less.

Martino Brock added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Jaguars, and Bryan Sherrer added 10.