MONROE, La. -- Josh Hagins scored 14 points and Arkansas-Little Rock used a 9-0 run in the second half to put away Louisiana-Monroe 70-60 in a Sun Belt Conference game Thursday night.
UALR led 36-23 at halftime, but ULM closed to 42-40 on James' free throws with 12:06 remaining. The Trojans scored nine straight points capped by Kemy Osse's 3-pointer for a 51-40 advantage at 10:53 and held on for the win.
ULAR made 16 of 24 at the line to ULM's 11 of 21 and outscored the Warhawks 17-8 in points off turnovers and 10-1 in second-chance points.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.