Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 68

(11-19, 7-12 Sun Belt)

AR-Little Rock 77

(16-14, 10-9 Sun Belt)

8:30 PM ET, February 28, 2013

Jack Stephens Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

1 2 T
ULL 26 4268
UALR 36 4177

Top Performers

Louisiana-Lafayette: E. Payton 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Arkansas-Little Rock: W. Neighbour 17 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

UALR 77, Louisiana-Lafayette 68

Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Will Neighbour had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Arkansas-Little Rock made a strong bid for a first-round bye in the Sun Belt Conference tournament after defeating Louisiana-Lafayette 77-68 Thursday night.

The Trojans (16-14, 10-9 Sun Belt), who snapped a four-game losing streak, began the night in fifth place in the conference standings. The top five seeds get opening-round byes.

Josh Hagins added 14 points, John Gillon and Ben Dillard had 13 apiece, and Leroy Isler scored 10 for Little Rock, which closes out the regular season at home Saturday against Arkansas State.

Louisiana-Lafayette (11-19, 7-12), which beat Little Rock 79-70 earlier this season, got 19 points from Shawn Long, 18 from Alan-Micha Thompson, 17 from Elfrid Payton and 13 from Bryant Mbamalu.

The Trojans shot 49 percent from the field and outrebounded the Ragin Cajuns 42-29.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULL
UALR
Points 68 77
FG Made-Attempted 21-60 (.350) 24-49 (.490)
3P Made-Attempted 4-20 (.200) 6-14 (.429)
FT Made-Attempted 22-32 (.688) 23-29 (.793)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 16

2012-13 Season

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Dec 29, 2012 @ULL 79, UALR 70Recap
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