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Arkansas St. 72, W. Kentucky 63

February 14, 1997

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) _ Mark Kiehne scored a game-high 20 points and Freddy Hicks added 18 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and blocked six shots as Arkansas State took a 72-63 victory over Western Kentucky in Sun Belt Conference action Thursday.

Antonio Harvey added 15 points, including four 3-pointers. Jabari Myles was also in double figures with 10 for the Indians (13-10 overall, 6-9). Chico Fletcher had 12 assists for ASU.

Western Kentucky (12-12, 8-7) was led by Rob Williams’ 19 points. Brad Divine added 17, including the first 11 Topper points.

ASU shot 53 percent for the game and outrebounded the Toppers, 38-34, while WKU shot 34 percent for the game.

There were five lead changes in the opening half, with ASU grabbing a 25-24 lead with 6:19 to play on a basket by Hicks. The Indians never trailed again and grabbed a three-point lead, 33-30, at halftime.

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