LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- John Gillon scored 24 points and Arkansas-Little Rock moved up to the No. 4 seed in the Sun Belt Conference after defeating Arkansas State 78-71 Saturday.
The Trojans (17-14, 11-9 Sun Belt) will get a first-round bye in the conference tournament and then play fifth-seeded Florida International on March 9 in Hot Springs, Ark. Little Rock and Florida International split their two games this season.
Arkansas State (18-11, 12-8), by winning the West Division of the Sun Belt, carries the No. 2 seed into the conference tournament and on March 9 will face the winner of the first-round game between No. 7 Florida Atlantic and No. 10 Troy.
Leroy Isler added 13 points in Saturday's win for Little Rock, which improved to 13-3 at home this season by making 29 of 35 free throws.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
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.