HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Arkansas State opened the game with five 3-pointers -- three by Brandon Reed -- as part of a 19-5 run and held on to defeat Marshall 83-82 on Saturday night.
Arkansas State (6-4) had a second burst of five 3-pointers, including three straight by Kirk Van Slyke, in a 22-6 run to lead 47-31 at halftime.
Marshall outscored the Red Wolves 51-36 in the second half. Canty scored 22 points -- 122 on four 3s after halftime. TyQuane Goard, averaging six points, went off for a career-high 21 with 13 rebounds. He and Canty combined for 13 points to cut a double-digit lead to 76-74.
Reed matched a season high with 21 points for Arkansas State, Van Slyke and Melvin Johnson III scored 16 each.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
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