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Arkansas St. 81, Denver 66

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas State's Adrian Banks sparked a
second-half comeback that gave the Indians an 81-66 win Thursday
night over Denver in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both
schools.

Banks scored just 2 points in 18 minutes of play in the first
half, and the Indians (6-7, 1-0 SBC) trailed at the break, 36-29.
He finished with 24 points to share scoring honors with Denver's
Antonio Porch.

Banks' 22 second-half points included 18 on 6-of-7 shooting from
3-point range. Overall, ASU made 14-of-24 from beyond the arc,
including 10-of-14 in the second half.

Ryan Wedel added a career-high 20 points for the Indians,
including six 3-pointers, while Isaac Wells scored 17 and Shawn
Morgan had 11.

ASU trailed by as many as nine points in the first half but went
on an 11-2 run early in the second period -- beginning with a steal
by Banks that led to Morgan hitting a jumper -- to tie the game at
40 with 14:50 left. Denver never led again.

The Indians turned the ball over just five times, only once in
the second half.

DaShawn Walker added 16 points for Denver (1-10, 0-1), which
lost its seventh straight game.

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