NAU falters late, loses to Arkansas-Little Rock

December 15, 2016

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Marcus Johnson Jr. scored 15 points, Jalen Jackson added 14 and Lis Shoshi scored seven of his eight points in the final 4:35 to help UALR beat Northern Arizona 72-67 on Wednesday night to win their sixth straight.

Northern Arizona's Jordyn Martin tied it at 60 with two free throws with 6:02 to play, but Oliver Black replied with a jumper and Shoshi hit two free throws and a jumper and the Trojans led by six. The Lumberjacks closed to 68-65 on JoJo Anderson's 3, but Jackson hit a jumper and a free throw and ULAR led 71-65. Shoshi iced it with a free throw with a second left.

Kemy Osse scored 11 points and Maurius Hill added 10 for the Trojans (9-2).

Martin scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Lumberjacks (2-9), who have lost four straight. Marcus DeBerry scored 13 points and Anderson had 12 with a career-high 10 assists.

The Lumberjacks outrebounded Little Rock 43 to 28.

NAU closes out its non-conference season with two road games before the holiday break: At UTEP on Saturday and at Chicago State on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

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