SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Cameron Golden scored 20 points to lead Arkansas State over Texas State 74-69 on Saturday night.
Ed Townsel scored 12 points, Kirk Van Slyke 11 and Kendrick Washington and Brandon Reed 10 apiece for the Red Wolves (9-4, 2-0 Sun Belt), who won their fourth consecutive game. Arkansas State shot 53.3 percent, including 14 of 22 3-point attempts for 63.6 percent.
All of Koenen's points came in the second half when Texas State rallied from a six-point halftime deficit. He tied the game at 63 with 3:33 left but Golden then scored seven of the Red Wolves' final 11 points, including two free throws with 11 seconds left for a 72-67 lead. TSU's Naiel Smith scored with 6 seconds left but two Townsel free throws sealed the outcome.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.