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January 7, 2014

Sports briefs: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

DePaul's Penny honored by Big East

CHICAGO – DePaul senior forward Jasmine Penny was named to the Big East Conference Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll it was announced on Monday by the league office. The senior, who was named the conference’s Player of the Week last week, has been named to the honor roll four times this season.

Penny’s accolade came after the senior eclipsed the 25-point mark in both of DePaul’s games last week. In the Blue Demons win over Xavier, Penny poured in 27 points which came on 11-of-14 shooting. She also added a season-high three blocks against the Musketeers.

At Creighton, Penny paced the Blue Demons with 26 points, while she added six rebounds, and an assist and steal.

Heading into DePaul’s games with Providence and St. John’s, Penny leads the Big East with 26.5 points per game in league action. For the season, the Logansport native leads the Blue Demons with 16.4 points and has scored at least 20 points in her last three games.

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.

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