Little Rock cruises to 97-65 win over Central Baptist

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Kemy Osse scored a career-high 16 points, Marcus Johnson Jr. added 13 and seven rebounds, and Little Rock got 44 points from its bench on Saturday en route to a 97-65 season-opening win over Central Baptist College.

Jalen Jackson's 3-pointer with 6:19 left in the first half gave Little Rock a 43-18 lead. The Mustangs never got within 20 points the rest of the way in Wes Flanigan's first game as head coach after serving as associate head coach on last year's team that went 30-5.

Andre Jones led Little Rock's bench with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line.

The Trojans shot 56 percent from the field (33 of 59) compared with 33 percent for Central Baptist.

Nick Jones hit four 3s and went 9 of 12 from the line for 21 points for the Mustangs. Jordan Ford made three 3s and totaled 13 points.