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Simms released from A-State basketball team

Senior guard Deven Simms was released on Saturday from the Arkansas State Men’s basketball team after failing to meet the standards of “brotherhood” set by A-state head coach Mike Balado.

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Sunday 11/05/2017
A-State defeats Harding 93-65 in exhibition matchup
Posted: November 05, 2017

Junior guard Ty Cockfield had a team-high of 17 points leading Arkansas State to a 93-65 defeat over Harding University Saturday night. A-State never trailed.

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Thursday 11/02/2017
Red Wolves win exhibition matchup 83-52
Updated: November 03, 2017 - 12:57 pm

Led by sophomore guard Starr Taylor with 12 points, Arkansas State defeated The University of Arkansas Monticello 83-52 in their home opening exhibition matchup.

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Monday 01/23/2017
Lady Red Wolves fall to Troy 83-75
Posted: January 23, 2017

JONESBORO, AR -- The Arkansas State women’s basketball nearly erased a 25-point third quarter deficit but fell just short in a 83-75 loss to Troy at the Convocation Center Saturday afternoon.

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A-State defeats Troy in 77-72 victory
Updated: January 23, 2017 - 2:00 pm

JONESBORO, AR --The Arkansas State men’s basketball team overcame a 14-point deficit and rallied past Little Rock for a 77-72 victory Saturday night at the Jack Stephens Center.

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
A-State stripped of win, fined $5000 for NCAA violation
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 11:27 pm

In July of 2015, a violation occurred in the men’s basketball program at Arkansas State. According to a report released by the NCAA, the father of a former player, who was not named, informed the NCAA multiple times of violations that were occurring inside the men’s basketball program, but never gave specifics.

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Tuesday 04/12/2016
Hodge named associate head coach
Posted: April 12, 2016

Arkansas State head coach Grant McCasland has named Ross Hodge the associate head coach of the A-State men’s basketball team.

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McCasland inks first recruit
Posted: April 12, 2016

Deven Simms,a junior college All-American, has committed to Arkansas State.

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Thursday 03/17/2016
A-State downs Southern, moves on to round two of the WNIT
Updated: March 17, 2016 - 10:27 pm

A-State outshot Southern and forced 21 turnovers to defeat the Jaguars 68-45 in the opening round of the WNIT.

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Wednesday 03/16/2016
A-State introduces McCasland as next head basketball coach
Updated: March 16, 2016 - 10:41 pm

Arkansas State formally introduced Grant McCasland as the 15th head men’s basketball coach in program history today.

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Monday 03/14/2016
A-State hires McCasland as its next Head Coach
Updated: March 28, 2016 - 4:13 pm

A-State has hired Baylor assistant coach Grant McCasland as the next Head Coach of the Red Wolves basketball team according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, among other sources.

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A-State to host Southern in the first round of the WNIT
Updated: March 28, 2016 - 4:12 pm

After completing one of the most successful regular seasons in school history, the Lady Red Wolves will host the first round of the WNIT.

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Red Wolves accept bid to the WNIT
Updated: March 28, 2016 - 4:12 pm

Arkansas State has accepted an invite to the Women’s National Invitational Tournament for the third straight season. This is the seventh time during the Brian Boyer era the Lady Red Wolves will participate in the WNIT.

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Friday 03/11/2016
Red Wolves fall in the semifinals of the Sun Belt tournament
Updated: March 11, 2016 - 2:16 pm

For just the second time this season, Arkansas State fell to a Sun Belt foe. The No. 4 seeded Troy Trojans edged the Red Wolves by the final count of 96-89 in Friday’s semifinal round of the Sun Belt tournament. 

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Wednesday 03/09/2016
A-State moves to the semi-finals of the Sun Belt tournament for the third straight year
Updated: March 09, 2016 - 1:45 pm

For the third straight year, the Arkansas State women’s basketball team will be in the Sun Belt tournament semi-finals, after defeating Appalachian State 81-61 in the opening round of the tournament.

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Saturday 03/05/2016
A-State defeats Milwaukee 7-4 to go up 2-0 in the weekend series
Updated: March 05, 2016 - 5:13 pm

After Friday night’s 13-3 rout of the Panthers(2-8), the Red Wolves (6-4) looked to keep the bats smoking through a doubleheader. A-State came away victorious 7-4.

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Red Wolves conclude season, Brady era, with an 80-73 loss
Updated: March 05, 2016 - 4:59 pm

The Red Wolves basketball season has officially come to a close. A-State was defeated 80-73 by Appalachian State in Boone, NC, eliminating them from the Sun Belt conference tournament.

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Red Wolves top Mountaineers to close out regular season
Posted: March 05, 2016

A-State closed out the regular season by defeating Appalachian State 83-74 to move to 24-4 (19-1) on the season. 

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Wednesday 03/02/2016
Red Wolves lose eighth straight to Sun Belt rival UALR
Updated: March 02, 2016 - 12:08 pm

After losing seven straight and falling down the Sun Belt standings to the eight seed, the Red Wolves looked to get back on track on Tuesday night at the Jack Stephens Center. The Red Wolves, however, were unable to hang with league-leading UALR and fell 89-80.

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Tuesday 03/01/2016
Red Wolves fall to UALR, record first league loss of the year
Updated: March 02, 2016 - 12:12 pm

 After winning 18 straight games, the Lady Red Wolves dropped their first game of 2016, losing to UALR 71-69 on Tuesday night at the Jack Stephens Center.

“It’s obviously a tough loss for our program,” A-State Head Coach Brian Boyer said. “One of the things that really hurt this game was our slow start, but I’m proud of our team for the way they continued to fight.”

The Lady Red Wolves trailed 22-14 at the end of the first quarter, and shot just 40 percent from the field. A-State fought to stay in the game the entire first half, but trailed at the half 36-30.

Despite being to within six at the half, A-State found themselves in major foul trouble. Khadija Brown-Haywood, Amanda Lawson and Aundrea Gamble had two fouls at the half, while Brittney Gill had three.

“Foul trouble was a factor in this game on both ends,” Boyer said. “We got in foul trouble early, and that’s unfortunate.”

The Red Wolves came out of the locker room firing on the offensive end. A-State shot 56.3 percent (9-16) from the field to get to within one, 53-52, at the end of the third.

It looked the momentum might finally be shifting towards the Red Wolves to start the fourth quarter.

The Red Wolves and Trojans traded blows in the final quarter, before Brittney Gill made a layup with 4:20 to go, giving A-State their first lead since the opening minute of the game.

Although A-State gained the lead after the layup, they struggled to maintain it, as both teams went back and forth in the closing minutes.

Aundrea Gamble connected on two free throws with 1:26 to go to tie the game up at 67, but UALR followed by scoring four out of the game’s next six points, going on top 71-69 with 15.3 seconds to go.

After watching UALR go on top, the Lady Red Wolves got the ball back with a chance to tie or take the lead with a made basket. A-State, however missed a layup, and then had to immediately foul UALR after the Trojans came down with the rebound.

After UALR missed both free throws, and A-State called a timeout, the Red Wolves again had a chance to tie or win the game with a made basket, but failed to do so. The Red Wolves ran an inbounds play designed to go to Aundrea Gamble, but Gamble was doubled up. The inbounds pass, instead, went to Brittany Fowler who was not able to get a shot off before the game clock expired.

A-State was led in scoring by Aundrea Gamble and Jessica Flanery, who scored 22 and 16 respectfully. Gamble ended the game shooting 8-13 from the field, while Flanery shot 6-12. Flanery played all 40 minutes in tonight’s contest.

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Monday 02/29/2016
Red Wolves pick up 18th straight win
Updated: February 29, 2016 - 3:36 pm

The Arkansas State women’s basketball team defeated UT Arlington 66-44, giving the Red Wolves their 18th-straight win, making them undefeated at home this season.

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Thursday 02/25/2016
Lady Red Wolves claim outright Sun Belt Conference Regular Season Championship
Updated: March 09, 2016 - 5:07 pm

Arkansas State claimed the outright Sun Belt conference regular season championship on Thursday evening at the Convocation Center, after topping Texas State 87-50.

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Sunday 02/21/2016
Red Wolves win 16th straight game
Updated: February 21, 2016 - 7:55 pm

Despite the absence of head coach Brian Boyer, the Arkansas State women’s basketball team secured a portion of the regular season Sun Belt Conference championship with an 85-64 victory over Georgia State Saturday.

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A-State Women's basketball captures 15th consecutive win
Updated: February 21, 2016 - 11:57 am

The Arkansas State Women’s basketball captured the new record of 15 consecutive wins in Thursday night’s 79-52 victory over Georgia Southern. The Red Wolves are now 21-3 overall and 15-0 in the Sun Belt Conference.

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Thursday 02/18/2016
Red Wolves drop fourth straight game
Updated: February 18, 2016 - 9:03 pm

A-State dropped their fourth straight league game in blowout fashion, losing to Georgia Southern on Thursday night by the final count of 90-59.

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Red Wolves capture 14th Sun Belt victory
Posted: February 18, 2016

A-State continues stellar play, off to best start in school history

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Sunday 02/14/2016
Lady Red Wolves continue winning ways, win 14th straight game
Updated: February 15, 2016 - 5:25 pm

The Lady Red Wolves traveled to Monroe, La to take on ULM Saturday, and came away winners 78-64. A-State, now 20-3, is off to their best start in school history. The "red hot" Red Wolves were led in scoring by Khadija Brown-Haywood, who tied a career-high with 29 points. Brown-Haywood also added seven rebounds. A-State shot 55.8 percent from the field for the game, and forced 19 ULM turnovers.

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A-State drops third straight game
Updated: February 15, 2016 - 5:25 pm

Arkansas State continued their four game road swing with a trip to Monroe on Saturday. The Red Wolves, who were previously 3-0 in overtime games coming into the contest, fell to ULM by the count of 78-73 in OT. A-State shot 47.5 percent from the field, but, allowed 14 three point baskets by ULM. A-State will next travel to Georgia Southern on Thurs. Feb, 18. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. 

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Thursday 02/11/2016
A-State advances winning streak to 12
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 11:29 am

Lady Red Wolves continue Sun Belt domination, receive vote in the AP Top-25

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Monday 02/08/2016
Red Wolves defeat the Trojans, remain unbeaten in the Sun Belt Conference
Posted: February 08, 2016

Down one key starter, the Arkansas State Women’s basketball team hosted Troy University in a highly anticipated Sun Belt match up. The Red Wolves remain unbeaten the SBC with the 94-80 victory over the Trojans, improving their overall record to 18-3, which ties the 1992-93 team record for the program’s best start through 21 games.

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Sunday 01/31/2016
Red Wolves drop fourth league game, move to 10-11 overall
Posted: January 31, 2016

After a thrilling overtime victory over Georgia State, Arkansas State looked to pick up their second in a row against a struggling Georgia Southern team. The Eagles came into Saturday nights contest with a 3-6 league record, but outmatched Arkansas State, winning the contest 71-66.

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Lady Red Wolves down Georgia Southern, pick up record setting 20th straight home win
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 6:32 pm

The Lady Red Wolves haven’t lost in the convo since December 2014, and have since set a school record with a 20 game win streak at home. After blowing out Georgia Southern 77-54, the Red Wolves improved their record to 16-3, their best through 19 games.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Red Wolves defeat Panthers, continue historic run
Updated: January 29, 2016 - 9:34 am

Sun Belt Conference play continued in the Convocation Center on Thursday night. The Arkansas State women’s basketball team defeated Georgia State 75-54. The Red Wolves are now 9-0 in the SBC and hold a 15-3 overall record, their best record through 18 games since the 1996-97 season.

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Sunday 01/24/2016
Red Wolves fall to Bobcats 78-68
Updated: January 30, 2016 - 12:43 am

After a convincing win against in-state rival UALR on Mon. Jan, 18, Coach John Brady hoped his team could go on the road and split two games.

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Lady Red Wolves defeat Texas State Bobcats, remain perfect in Sun Belt Conference play
Posted: January 24, 2016

The Arkansas State women’s basketball team remained perfect in Sun Belt Conference play with a 74-59 win over Texas State on Saturday.

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Sunday 12/13/2015
PJ Hardwick released from basketball team
Posted: December 13, 2015

Arkansas State men’s basketball head coach John Brady has announced that PJ Hardwick will no longer be on the team.

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Sunday 11/22/2015
Red Wolves defeat Shockers in home opener
Posted: November 22, 2015

The level of intensity was high in the Convocation Center Saturday night when the Red Wolves hosted Wichita State. Arkansas State defeated the Shockers 67-40 in its home opener, running its overall record to 3-0 for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

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Saturday 11/21/2015
Brady to resign as A-State’s head basketball coach
Posted: November 21, 2015

Red Wolves defeat Lyon 81-37, lose their eight-year head coach

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Monday 11/16/2015
Men's Basketball Head Coach John Brady Resigns
Updated: November 16, 2015 - 10:09 pm

Head Coach John Brady has announced he will step down as the head coach of the Red Wolves effective after this season. Brady has spent eight seasons as the coach of A-State, and has compiled a record of 110-110 (.500). Brady holds a career record of 391-324 (.546).

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Sunday 11/15/2015
Lady Red Wolves topple Tennessee Tech, move to 1-0
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 1:52 pm

The Lady Red Wolves traveled to Cookeville, Tenn. on Saturday and defeated Tennessee Tech 77-55 in its regular season opener.

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Red Wolves fall to SIU-Edwardsville Cougars 79-70
Updated: November 16, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Regular season play ignited for the Arkansas State Men’s basketball team as they traveled to Edwardsville, Illinois on Friday. The Red Wolves struggled to gain momentum, consequently dropping the season opener 79-70.

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Friday 11/13/2015
Lady Red Wolves close out exhibition play with victory
Posted: November 13, 2015

The Arkansas State women’s basketball team played their final exhibition game of the season against Harding University on Tuesday at the Convo. The Red Wolves completed their preseason schedule with a 2-0-exhibition record.

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Wednesday 11/11/2015
Red Wolves basketball defeats Henderson State
Posted: November 11, 2015

A-State ready for regular season action

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Thursday 11/05/2015
Second half lifts Red Wolves past Reddies
Updated: November 05, 2015 - 8:52 pm

The A-State women’s basketball team started their season with a 91-63 victory over in-state foe Henderson State.

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Tuesday 10/06/2015
A-State basketball player dismissed following robbery investigation
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Arkansas State University basketball player Cameron Golden, 21, was arrested Saturday night on charges of aggravated robbery. According to the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department, Golden was being held at the county detention center following his arraignment Monday.

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Monday 10/05/2015
A-State basketball player dismissed following aggravated robbery arrest
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Arkansas State University basketball player Cameron Golden, 21, was arrested Saturday night on charges of aggravated robbery. According to the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department, Golden is being held at the county detention center following his arraignment Monday.

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Monday 04/13/2015
Women’s basketball wraps up successful season
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 2:56 pm

The A-State women’s basketball team has concluded what was a very successful season for the team.

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Friday 03/20/2015
Women's basketball team start off with a bang in tournament
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 2:56 pm

The A-State women’s basketball team started off their National Invitational Tournament run with a bang on Thursday night, March 18, as they knocked off Western Michigan by a final score of 61-49.

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Monday 03/16/2015
Men's Basketball 2014-15 Recap
Posted: March 16, 2015

At the start of this season, the A-State men’s basketball program didn’t know what to expect from their team. How would the Red Wolves be down low with the loss of their two starting big men from the year before, Kirk Van Slyke and Kendrick Washington?

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Women's Basketball team headed to WNIT
Updated: March 19, 2015 - 10:14 am

The Lady Red Wolves did not make it to the NCAA championship for their 2014-15 season.

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