Where do we start: The Arkansas State Red Wolves open the Sun Belt Tournament as the fifth seed against UL Monroe at The Red Wolves swept both games in the regular season 76-45 at Jonesboro and 73-63 at Monroe. All of the tourney games are on ESPN3.
What happens with a Red Wolves victory: A-State would advance to the quarterfinals and face the No. 4 seed Texas State, a team that defeated them 62-58 in San Marcos last month. That game is at The winner most likely gets Texas-Arlington.
Where we stand: The Red Wolves did finish with 20
Grant McCasland on the Red Wolves: “Definitely been up and down here recently. We’ve had a few more downs than ups. In the
“It is such a journey to get to this point of the season. Proud of the team and excited about the opportunity to get to play another game and put yourself in a position to advance in the tournament. Our guys have always responded great through the season.
On the Warhawks: “Coach Richard will have those guys playing at an extremely high level. If you evaluate their team and how hard they play and how they compete they would be at the top five of our league.
Going in trending down: “Definitely not ideal right? You want to go in confident and playing well and excited about that your team is and you
“We took some steps back, probably collectively, the last few games. We played hard at Troy; against South
“We’ve always responded in a positive way. We’ve never lost more than two in a row. All our energy is
ULM’s Richard on the Red Wolves: “Arkansas State has had a heck of a year. They have played well most of the year. They have dropped some league games here at the end but they are one of the better teams in the league.
“They are a team, that for us, we have matchup problems against them. Some teams you match up well against; some you don’t. This is one that gives us trouble. We’ve been close to winning against every team in the league with the exception of Arkansas State.