Cockfield’s 32 pts pace Arkansas St past App St, 82-81 in OT

Cockfield’s 32 pts pace Arkansas St past App St, 82-81 in OT
App State Basketball (Wimberly, Nate)

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Ty Cockfield scored 32 points and his two foul shots with 41 seconds left in overtime put Arkansas State in the lead for good as the Red Wolves posted an 82-81 win over Appalachian State on Thursday night.

Tristan Walley added a pair of free throws for Arkansas State's final points as he was fouled as time expired. Arkansas State's Canberk Kus was called for a technical foul before the free throws and Appalachian State's Ronshad Shabazz made two from the line for the game's final margin.

Shabazz's 3-pointer with 77 seconds left in regulation tied it at 70-all. Sabazz missed a jump shot and Kus missed two 3s to force the extra session.

Kus scored 13 with nine rebounds and Marquis Eaton scored 10 for Arkansas State (9-11, 3-4 Sun Belt).

Justin Forrest led the Mountaineers (5-14, 0-6) with 24 points with six 3s and Tyrell Johnson scored 13.