TODAY’S STATE DIVISION I GAMES

Posted: February 8, 2018 at 2:14 a.m.

UALR women at South Alabama

WHEN 11 a.m. Central WHERE Mitchell Center, Mobile, Ala. RECORDS UALR 14-8, 11-0 Sun Belt Conference; South Alabama 15-6, 8-2 RADIO KARN-AM, 920, in Little Rock

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UALR POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG G M. Townson, 5-6, Sr. 7.0 4.2 G T. Lasker, 5-7, Fr. 7.0 2.3 G T. Moore, 5-8, Fr. 3.5 2.7 F Y. Inkina, 6-2, Jr. 4.2 1.5 F K. Keys, 6-1, Sr. 8.5 5.2 COACH Joe Foley (303-161 in 15th season at UALR, 759-242 overall in 30th season) SOUTH ALABAMA POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG G C. Ellis, 5-7, Jr. 14.6 8.9 G S. Kines, 5-8, Soph. 8.4 5.4 F G. Perrymond, 6-0, Fr. 7.3 3.7 F L. Guillory, 6-2, Jr. 5.6 3.0 F E. Autio, 5-10, Sr. 7.0 2.8 COACH Terry Fowler (54-85 in fifth season at South Alabama, 261-263 overall in 19th season)

TEAM COMPARISON

UALR S. ALABAMA 59.1 Points for 68.8 53.8 Points against 61.1 +2.5 Rebound margin +0.4 +3.1 Turnover margin -1.7 41.6 FG pct. 42.1 28.6 3-pt. pctFT. 35.0 74.7 pct. 64.3 CHALK TALK UALR leads the Sun Belt Conference by 2½ games over second-place South Alabama. … The Jaguars are coming off an 82-71 loss Saturday at Troy. The loss snapped South Alabama’s six-game winning streak. … UALR has won 16 consecutive conference games dating back to last season. That’s the fourth-longest streak in NCAA Division I. … It is the third time the Trojans have started Sun Belt play 11-0. … The Trojans are 16-12 in the all-time series against the Jaguars.

Arkansas State women at Troy

WHEN 5 p.m. Central WHERE Trojan Arena, Troy, Ala. RECORDS Arkansas State 12-10, 7-4 Sun Belt Conference; Troy 11-10, 6-4 RADIO KNEA-FM, 95.3, in Jonesboro

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ARKANSAS STATE POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG G S. Taylor, 5-6, Soph. 6.1 2.4 G P. Tennison, 5-11, So. 6.0 1.8 G A. Westbrook, 5-10, Fr. 13.6 5.6 F L. Bradshaw, 6-2, Sr. 8.6 6.0 F T. Hopkins, 5-11, So. 1.9 2.0 COACH Brian Boyer (318-264 in 19th season at ASU and overall) TROY POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG G K. Robinson, 5-5, So. 12.5 4.0 G J. Robinson, 6-0, Fr. 8.0 1.9 G J. Sandifer, 5-7, Fr. 5.5 2.4 F A. Rivers, 6-2, So. 14.6 6.4 F C. Gibson, 6-0, Sr. 4.5 3.1 COACH Chanda Rigby (92-87 in sixth season at Troy and overall)

TEAM COMPARISON

ASU TROY 65.7 Points for 81.9 69.9 Points against 78.3 -2.0 Rebound margin +7.0 +1.5 Turnover margin +3.0 38.7 FG pct. 38.4 31.3 3-pt. pctFT. 28.2 67.5 pct. 72.2 CHALK TALK ASU is coming off a 21-point victory Saturday against Georgia Southern. The victory was the third in four games for the Red Wolves. … ASU is 4-7 on the road this season, but 3-2 against conference opponents. … Sophomore reserve Madison Heckert of Atwood, Tenn., is the only ASU player shooting over 50 percent (35 of 69, 50.7 percent). … Troy has won four consecutive games after losing four games in a row.

— Frankie Frisco

Arkansas women vs. Tennessee

WHEN 7 p.m. WHERE Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville RECORDS Tennessee 19-4, 7-3 SEC; Arkansas 12-11, 3-7 SERIES Tennessee leads 30-3 RADIO KABZ-FM 103.7 in Little Rock; KQSM-FM 92.1 in Fayetteville; KFPW-AM 1230 and KFPW-FM 94.5 in Fort Smith; KURM-AM 790 and KURM-FM 100.3 in Rogers.

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ARKANSAS POS. NAME, HT, YR. PPG RPG G M.Monk, 5-5, Jr. 16.0 3.8 G D.Cosper, 5-10, Sr. 15.0 6.3 G J.Mason, 5-9, So. 10.3 4.0 F K. Williams, 6-1, So. 7.8 7.3 F B. Zimmerman, 6-0, Jr. 3.7 3.1 COACH Mike Neighbors (12-11 in first season, 110-50 overall) TENNESSEE POS. NAME, HT, YR. PPG RPG F J.Nared, 6-6, Sr. 16.6 8.0 F R. Davis, 6-2, Fr. 11.1 7.6 C M. Russell, 6-6, Sr. 16.6 8.4 G E. Westbrook, 6-0, Fr. 9.8 3.1 G M.Jackson, 5-11, Jr. 7.7 4.4 COACH Holly Warlick (145-50 in sixth year at Tennessee)

TEAM COMPARISON

TENNESSEE ARKANSAS 80.6 Points for 67.6 65.0 Points against 70.9 +8.6 Rebound margin -3.5 -1.2 Turnover margin +1.8 46.8 FG pct. 36.9 31.2 3-pt pct. 28.9 70.9 FT pct. 72.3 CHALK TALK Arkansas comes into the game off a 74-66 road victory Sunday at Alabama. Prior to that, the Razorbacks had lost four consecutive and seven of its last eight games. … Arkansas will play three of its next four games at home, where it is 8-3 this season. … Arkansas has beaten Tennessee just 3 times in 33 games, the last in 2016. … Tennessee is in a logjam with four teams tied for third in the SEC. … The Lady Vols are on a two-game winning streak with victories over Vanderbilt and Texas A&M.

UALR men at South Alabama

WHEN 7:05 p.m. Central WHERE Mitchell Center, Mobile, Ala. RECORDS UALR 5-19, 2-9 Sun Belt Conference; South Alabama 11-12, 4-6 RADIO KKPT-FM, 94.1, in Little Rock

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UALR POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG G R. Pippins, 6-0, Soph. 7.5 1.9 G C. Reedus, 6-3, Jr. 6.6 1.6 G J. Lottie, 6-1, Fr. 6.1 2.2 F O. Black 6-9, Jr. 6.3 6.9 F K. Bankston, 6-8, Fr. 3.0 4.0 COACH Wes Flanigan (20-36 in second season at UALR and overall) SOUTH ALABAMA POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG G R.Sikes, 6-1, Jr. 18.3 2.8 G H. McGee, 6-1, Soph. 8.0 2.7 F J. Ajayi, 6-7, Sr. 12.6 6.7 F T. Mitchell, 6-6, Soph. 6.3 6.0 F N. Davis, 6-6, Sr. 5.5 5.3 COACH Matthew Graves (62-100 in fifth season at South Alabama and overall)

TEAM COMPARISON

UALR S. ALABAMA 63.7 Points for 68.6 69.7 Points against 68.0 -1.8 Rebound margin -1.2 -0.4 Turnover margin -1.2 42.8 FG pct. 42.3 32.0 3-pt. pct. 32.4 60.4 FT pct. 69.2 CHALK TALK UALR is on a six-game losing streak. The Trojans’ last victory was Jan. 11 against Texas-Arlington. … Tonight’s game will be the first for the Trojans without sophomore guard Andre Jones, who was suspended from the team Monday. Jones was averaging a team-high 12.3 points per game before his suspension. … This will be the first of three consecutive road games for the Trojans. … South Alabama senior reserve Dederick Lee is from Clarksville. He has started two of the Jaguars’ 23 games this season and is averaging 3.5 ppg.

— Frankie Frisco

Arkansas State men at Troy

WHEN 7:15 p.m. Central WHERE Trojan Arena, Troy, Ala. RECORDS Arkansas State 9-15, 4-7 Sun Belt Conference; Troy 10-13, 4-6 RADIO KFIN-FM, 107.9, in Jonesboro

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ARKANSAS STATE POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG G T. Cockfield, 5-11, Jr. 13.0 2.8 G D. Simms, 6-4, Sr. 17.1 5.9 G M. Eaton, 6-2, Fr. 5.9 1.2 F T. Walley, 6-7, Jr. 5.8 4.1 F T. Bruce, 6-7, Sr. 9.0 5.5 COACH Mike Balado (9-15 in first season at Arkansas State and overall) TROY POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG G W. Person, 6-3, Sr. 18.9 3.0 G B.J. Miller, 6-1, Jr. 8.0 2.7 F J. Varnado, 6-6, Jr. 16.8 5.9 F A. Hicks, 6-8, Jr. 12.0 8.1 F J. Johnson, 6-7, Fr. 5.2 2.3 COACH Phil Cunningham (62-89 in fifth season at Troy and overall)

TEAM COMPARISON

ASU TROY 73.6 Points for 73.3 77.4 Points against 73.2 -1.0 Rebound margin -1.7 +0.0 Turnover margin -0.5 44.6 FG pct. 42.9 33.9 3-pt. pctFT. 31.9 70.5 pct. 73.4 CHALK TALK This will be one of only two road games in February for Arkansas State, which plays at South Alabama on Saturday. … The Red Wolves have alternated victories and losses in their past six games, beginning with a 97-71 defeat Jan. 13 against Texas-Arlington. … Troy won last season’s Sun Belt Conference tournament championship and went to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history. … Troy guard Wesley Person is a son of former NBA and Auburn star Wesley Person Sr.

— Frankie Frisco