RUSTON, La. -- Louisiana Tech jumped to a 12-point, halftime lead and pulled away from Arkansas-Little Rock for a 70-52 victory on Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs opened a 10-1 advantage and led 23-6 in the first half. The closes to Trojans got in the second half was nine points at 38-29 with 13:04 to go.
Louisiana Tech, which is 23-0 in non-conference games in the past five seasons, lost to Texas A&M 71-59 in its opener.
Spanning the past five seasons, the Bulldogs are 23-0 in non-conference home games.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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