Where: First National Bank Arena
When: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 5:00 pm ET
We have a Sun Belt Conference matchup to consider for Saturday afternoon when the Little-Rock Trojans meet the Arkansas State Red Wolves for an afternoon of Sun Belt Conference college basketball. Little-Rock enters this matchup hoping to end a two-game losing streak and Arkansas State is riding a six-game losing streak when they host the Trojans.
Little Rock Two Game Losing StreakLittle-Rock is 18-9 overall with a 12-4 record in conference play this season. The Trojans have won three of its last five games and Saturday marks game three of a three-game road trip. Little-Rock is 7-7 this season on the road and leads the conference with a 1.5 game cushion over its closest rivals.
The Trojans score an average of 72.2 points while allowing 68.6 points per game. Little Rock is shooting 46.9 percent from the field, 34.4 percent from downtown and 70.8 percent from the charity stripe this season.
Little-Rock has three players scoring in double figures and are led by sophomore guard Markquis Nowell. The sophomore guard is scoring 16.7 points with 2.9 rebounds and leads the Trojans with five assists per game. Nowell is shooting 37.8 percent from long range and scored 11 points with eight assists in the Trojans road loss to UT-Arlington.
Arkansas State Six Game Losing StreakArkansas State is 7-10 in conference play with an overall record of 15-13 this season. The Red Wolves are 8-6 this season at home and have lost six straight games. Saturday marks game two of a two-game homestand and the Red Wolves are in a two-way tie for fifth place in the conference and 5.5 games behind conference-leading Little-Rock.
The Red Wolves score an average of 70.3 points per game and allow 71.3 points per game this season. Arkansas State makes 43.7 percent of its field goal attempts, 35.1 percent of its triple tries with a 70.6 percent free-throw shooting percentage.
Arkansas State has two players scoring in double figures and is led by junior guard Marquis Eaton. The junior guard scores an average of 12.4 points with 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game this season. Eaton is draining 37.4 percent of his triple attempts and scored 17 points with three rebounds and two assists in the home loss to UL Monroe.