GAME PREVIEW
ABILENE CHRISTIAN
WILDCATS
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November 13 | 7:00 p.m.
First National Bank Arena
Jonesboro, Ark.
ARKANSAS STATE
RED WOLVES
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STORYLINES 

• Coming off a season opener setback at Evansville, the Red Wolves face Abilene Christian in the home opener Monday. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. inside First National Bank Arena. Matt Stolz brings the play-by-play action on the EAB Red Wolves Sports Network and flagship station 107.9 KFIN and the game will be streamed online via the Red Wolves Digital Network.
• The home opener begins the 31st season for the Red Wolves inside First National Bank Arena. A-State has compiled a 296-116 (.719) record on the home court since the first game back on Dec. 5, 1987 against Memphis.
• A-State is 46-10 all-time in home openers dating back to the 1961-62 season. (Home/Away not available prior o 1961)
• In 30 seasons of play at First National Bank Arena, A-State sports a 24-6 record in the home opener.
• A-State opened the season on the road for the eighth time in the last 10 seasons and fell to 43-47 all-time in season openers, including 4-15 on the road.
• Juinor guard Ty Cockfield became the 16th player over the last 40 seasons to score 20 or more points in a season opener. He is just the sixth to achieve such in his A-State debut in the same span.
True freshman Marquis Eaton posted nine points in his debut, the most by an A-State true freshman in his debut since Brandon Peterson (13), Brandon Reed (12) and Adam Sterrenberg (11) reached double figures in the 2009-10 season opener versus MacMurray College.
• A-State recorded 19 steals in the exhibition game against Harding. Dating back to the 2005-06 season, a span of 348 regular and postseason games, A-State had 15 or more steals in a total of four games.
• A-State finished the 2016-17 season with 20 regular season wins, tied for the most in program history. Three other A-State teams (1997-98, 1990-91, 1988-89) won 20 regular season games.
Tamas Bruce was the only NCAA Division I player last season to have two double-doubles with at least 15 points and 15 rebounds while playing 25 or fewer minutes in those outings.