ARKANSAS STATE 61, WESTERN MICHIGAN 49
Jonesboro, AR – Aundrea Gamble filled the scorebook for Arkansas State on Wednesday night, coming through with 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals as the Red Wolves held off Western Michigan to advance to Round 2.
Arkansas State (24-10) will play Middle Tennessee or Ball State in the next round, while Western Michigan ends the season at 20-13.
Miracle Woods’ tip-in at 11:12 in the second half cut Arkansas State’s lead to 42-40, but the Red Wolves were steady the rest of the way. The Broncos converted only two shots after Woods’ tip in an 8-minute stretch and shot just 32 percent from the field overall.
Arkansas State was just 2-of-13 from 3-point range but got an enormous boost from Jasmine Hunt, who closed with 11 points and 16 rebounds. Woods led Western Michigan with 17 points and eight rebounds, and Jazmine Windham scored 14 points.