Louisiana-Monroe beats Appalachian State 75-64

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Travis Munnings scored 21 points with 8-for-11 shooting to lead Louisiana-Monroe to a 75-64 win over Appalachian State on Saturday.

Nick Coppola added 16 points, Sam McDaniel had 14 and Marvin Jean-Pierre hauled in 10 rebounds for Louisiana-Monroe. The Warhawks (8-20, 2-13 Sun Belt Conference) pulled away in the second half with 57 percent shooting from the field and finished 26 for 52 overall.

Trailing by 10 early in the second half, ULM took the lead for good during a 17-4 run that made it 50-45 with 9:28 to play. Munnings had two 3-pointers, two layups and a dunk in the go-ahead run.

Appalachian State (8-19, 3-13) twice cut the gap to a single point, first with two free throws from Patrick Good to trail 52-51 and then 54-53 after Isaac Johnson’s dunk. ULM then pulled steadily away down the stretch.

Ronshad Shabazz led Appalachian State with 20 points and Johnson had 10 rebounds.