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January 7, 2014

Sports briefs for Tuesday, Jan. 7

TC-Northwestern game postponed

Due to this week’s snowstorm, today’s scheduled Tri-Central at Northwestern boys basketball game has been postponed. No new date has been announced.

It’s the second time this game has been postponed. It was originally scheduled for Dec. 7 but was moved back after TC’s run to a Class A football championship delayed the start of the Trojans’ basketball season.

IUK game moved back to Wednesday

IU Kokomo has announced that today’s scheduled men’s basketball game against Salem International University has been moved back a day to Wednesday. The game will tip off at 8 p.m. in the Cougar Gym.

NCC Diving prelimsmoved to Thursday

Kokomo was scheduled to host the North Central Conference’s diving preliminaries on Tuesday. Due to this week’s snowstorm, the action has been postponed to Thursday at 7 p.m.

Arkansas State tops BSU in bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Allen Muse caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Fredi Knighten with 32 seconds remaining to lift Arkansas State past Ball State 23-20 at the GoDaddy Bowl on Sunday night.

Ball State had a chance to tie at the end of regulation, but Scott Secor’s 38-yard field goal attempt was blocked as time expired.

Arkansas State (8-5) won the GoDaddy Bowl for a second straight season, despite losing starting quarterback Adam Kennedy to a knee injury in the second quarter. It was the Red Wolves’ third straight trip to Mobile.

Knighten had 115 yards passing and 97 yards rushing. Muse, who considered quitting football following his father’s suicide, wound up with the biggest catch of the night just five plays Ball State took a four-point lead that looked as if it could have held up.

Ball State (10-3) went ahead 20-16 with 1:33 remaining on a 1-yard touchdown run by Jahwan Edwards, but couldn’t hold the lead. Edwards finished with a game-high 146 yards rushing.

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