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AAA  Jan. 9, 2017 9:13 PM ET
Shabazz, Johnson help App State beat Arkansas State 70-57
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(AP) — Ronshad Shabazz hit four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points, Isaac Johnson scored 10, including a late 3-point play, and Appalachian State pulled away for a 70-57 win over Arkansas State on Monday night.

Emarius Logan added 12 points for Appalachian State (6-9, 1-3 Sun Belt), which snapped a three-game skid.

Craig Hinton and Shabazz each hit a 3-pointer during an 8-2 run that gave the Mountaineers the lead, 46-41, for good. Arkansas State (11-6, 2-2) pulled within five on a layup by C.J. Foster with 3:40 left but Griffin Kinney made a layup and Johnson's 3-point play made it 61-51 with two minutes to go. Appalachian State made 7 of 8 free throws in the final 1:36 to seal it.

Jahmiah Simmons had a career-high 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting for Arkansas State. The Red Wolves made just 19 of 56 (35 percent) from the field and 14 of 25 (56 percent) free throws.

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