Arkansas State 58, St. Bonaventure 52
How Arkansas State Won: The Red Wolves came in ranked among the nation's worst shooting teams. In the first half they looked the part, making just 7 of 22 shots and turning it over nine times. But in the second half? ASU shot a blistering 61 percent. That reversal of form, coupled with Bona's failure to make a single field goal the final 10 minutes, enabled the Red Wolves to overcome a 14-point deficit and leave the Bonnies wondering what hit them.
Turning Point: ASU was feeling it when Ed Townsel's three pulled them within three with 6 1/2 minutes still to play.
Player of the Game: Red Wolves pivot Malcoln Kirkland negated Andrew Nicholson and then some, scoring a team-high 14 points, five above his average. He also matched Nicholson's nine boards.
Stat of the Game: Arkansas State starters outscored Bona starters 54-37.
What It Means: Bona falls to 2-3 and will have to do a lot to erase the blot this defeat puts on their resume.
They Said It: " " -- Bona players, none of whom showed up postgame.
In the House: 3,488 left the Reilly Center in disbelief.
Next Up: Bona hits Alumni Arena Saturday night to face surging UB. It'll be Nicholson last Buffalo appearance.
-- Bob DiCesare
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