JONESBORO (AP) - The Arkansas State men's basketball team has claimed an 88-84 exhibition victory over the University of Alberta.
Thursday night's game was the first of 3 exhibition contests being played in three consecutive days by the Red Wolves as part of their preseason foreign tour in Canada.
A-State trailed by 19 points at the end of the first 10-minute period, but outscored the Golden Bears 25-10 in the second to trim its deficit to just four points, 46-42, by halftime. The Red Wolves took their first lead at 52-51 with 6:24 left in the third period when senior guard Ed Townsel hit a three, and A-State took the lead for good just over three minutes later.
The Red Wolves continue their exhibition tour Friday against the University of Calgary.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.