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The Mountaineers (8-8, 3-4) started off their stretch of three games within a four-day span with a come-from-behind 70-69 win over Arkansas State at home. App State rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half and shut down the Red Wolves.
However, after that, the team lost to Georgia State at home and Troy on the road by a combined nine points.
A home game is just what App State needs, and they get one against a weak foe in South Alabama (3-14, 0-8).
Another slow stretch
The back-to-back losses for App State are its first consecutive losses since the team lost three straight games from Nov. 30 to Dec. 14.
After that tough stretch, the team edged North Carolina A&T 72-70 in overtime, which was the beginning of a stretch of three wins in the team’s next four games, which helped keep them on track.
The team is capable of turning things around, but it starts at home before three straight road games.
Story: Cory Spiers, Sports Editor