Milwaukee 59, UALR 54

James Haarsma scored 17 points and hauled in five rebounds as

Milwaukee beat UALR 59-54 Saturday night in Little Rock.

Milwaukee (5-1) trailed UALR 27-24 at halftime and fared no

better in the second half’s first seven minutes, falling behind

38-31 at the 13:50 mark. Milwaukee used a 10-2 run to tie the game,

40-40, over the next three minutes and finally took the lead for

good with 2:08 remaining on a layup by Haarsma, 51-50.

UALR (2-4) was outscored in the second half 35-27 and suffered a

defensive letdown, allowing Milwaukee to shoot 50 percent compared

to 31.8 percent in the first half. Will Neighbour led UALR in

scoring with 15 points.

Kyle Helm contributed 11 points and eight rebounds for

Milwaukee.