Scores

Final

Arkansas State 71

(18-11, 12-8 Sun Belt)

AR-Little Rock 78

(17-14, 11-9 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, March 2, 2013

    Jack Stephens Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

    1 2 T
    ARST 35 3671
    UALR 32 4678

    Top Performers

    Arkansas State: M. Hooten 25 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    Arkansas-Little Rock: J. Gillon 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    UALR 78, Arkansas St. 71

    Associated Press

    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.

    Marcus Hooten led the Red Wolves with 25 points. Trey Finn added 14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARST
    UALR
    Points 71 78
    FG Made-Attempted 21-49 (.429) 22-49 (.449)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-31 (.645) 29-35 (.829)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/0) 29 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 9

    2012-13 Season

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