Will Neighbour had 13 points and six rebounds for the Trojans (6-3, 2-0 Sun Belt).
UALR came out fast in the second half to open up a 41-28 advantage. Louisiana-Monroe responded with back-to-back 3-pointers from James and Trent Mackey to cut the deficit to seven, but that was as close as it would get.
The Trojans scored eight straight points, including four from Dillard, to build a 53-38 advantage with 11:43 remaining.
Louisiana-Monroe committed 20 turnovers.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz looks into the two decommitments from the NBA draft and what they're looking forward to.
With a trio a top recruits from Philadelphia, the Penn State basketball program is primed to finally turn a corner.