Arkansas State Red Wolves
Kirk Van Slyke scored 23 points including seven 3-pointers, missing only one shot from behind the arc, to lead Arkansas State to an 83-60 win over UTA on Thursday night.
Reserve Ed Townsel scored 20 points and the Arkansas State defense controlled one of the highest-scoring duos in the country as the Red Wolves cruised to an 82-66 win over Texas-Arlington in a Sun Belt Conference opener on Thursday.
Texas offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin will be the next head coach at Arkansas State. Harsin replaces Gus Malzahn, who left ASU for Auburn last week after one season.
It took nearly a decade for Florida International to turn its fledgling football program into a Sun Belt Conference favorite.