JONESBORO, Ark. -- Marquis Eaton scored a season-high 24 points as Arkansas State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 79-67 on Wednesday night.
Both teams were playing their Sun Belt Conference opener, which was plagued by a combined 59 fouls including seven technical fouls. Eaton went 7-of-15 from the field and 9-of-14 at the free throw line.
Caleb Fields added 18 points for Arkansas State (8-3, 1-0), making 8-of-14 at the line. Jerry Johnson Jr. added 11 points. Canberk Kus scored all four points from the foul line, and grabbed seven rebounds and made four blocks for the Red Wolves.
Arkansas State plays Louisiana-Monroe on the road on Saturday. Louisiana-Lafayette takes on Arkansas-Little Rock at home on Saturday.
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