JONESBORO, Ark. -- Kirk Van Slyke scored 21 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds as Arkansas State defeated South Alabama 72-60 on Saturday night.
Arkansas State (10-5, 3-1 Sun Belt Conference) has won five of its last six. South Alabama (6-11, 0-4) has not won on the road and has a six-game losing streak.
Van Slyke was 7 of 13 from the floor, and has scored in double-figures for eight straight games. Van Slyke's jumper gave Arkansas State a 47-37 lead with 12:33 to play, and the Red Wolves led by double-digits the rest of the way.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
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