LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- John Gillon scored 17 points and Arkansas-Little Rock withstood a second-half rally by Tulsa for a 72-65 victory on Saturday.
UALR had a comfortable lead through most of the game until Tulsa (6-4) made a charge. A basket by Zeldric King with 3:23 left in the game cut the UALR lead to 62-58, but Tulsa could get no closer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
Northwestern has never made the NCAA tournament, but the Wildcats' upward trajectory suggests 2016-17 could finally be the season it happens.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, and Tyler Dorsey will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, sources told ESPN.