Louisiana-Monroe tops Arkansas-Little Rock 64-52
MONROE, La. (AP) Majok Deng scored 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Louisiana-Monroe to a 64-52 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday.
Nick Coppola had 15 points and five assists, Tyler Ongwae added 13 points and nine rebounds, Justin Roberson scored 12 and Marvin Williams 10 for the Warhawks (6-10, 1-5 Sun Belt).
Josh Hagins finished with 15 points for Arkansas-Little Rock (6-10, 1-5). The Trojans shot just 28.8 percent from the field and a mere 20 percent from 3-point range.
After a dunk by Deng put the Warhawks up 16 early in the second, the Trojans mounted an 8-0 run to cut the lead to eight with 12:37 remaining, but Louisiana-Monroe bounced back with eight-straight points capped by a Coppola 3-pointer. Down the stretch, Hagins’ 3-pointer with 1:14 left cut the lead to seven, but the Warhawks scored the last five, all on free throws.