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.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.