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Gillard helps Arkansas State escape Little Rock, 84-83

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Grantham Gillard hit a pair of clutch free throws with 6.2 seconds left to allow Arkansas State to escape Little Rock with an 84-83 Sun Belt Conference victory Saturday night.

Little Rock staged a rally by going on a 14-4 run late and taking an 83-82 lead before sending Gillard to the line.

Ty Cockfield hit 10 of 19 shots from the field and posted 28 points to lead the Red Wolves (10-12, 4-5), pulling down eight rebounds and dishing four assists. Gillard was 6 of 9 from the floor and 6 of 8 from the line to post 21 points while grabbing even boards.

Arkansas State took a two-point lead at intermission, 42-40, and led by as many as 22 points in the second half after starting the period on a 28-8 run.

Rayjon Tucker led Little Rock (7-15, 2-7) with 23 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

Updated February 2, 2019

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