Scores

Final

AR-Little Rock 63

(6-7, 1-0 Sun Belt)

Texas State 59

(4-10, 0-1 Sun Belt)

8:30 PM ET, January 2, 2014

Strahan Coliseum, San Marcos, Texas

1 2 T
UALR 21 4263
TXST 24 3559

Top Performers

Arkansas-Little Rock: J. Hagins 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Texas State: N. Smith 7 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

UALR beats Texas State 63-59

Associated Press

SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Will Neighbour scored 20 points Thursday and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock rallied to beat Texas State 63-59 in their Sun Belt Conference opener.

Neighbour scored 16 points in the second half and UALR (6-7, 1-0) rallied from a 24-21 halftime deficit to take a 45-44 lead on a jumper by Josh Hagins. The Bobcats (4-10, 0-1) made it a one-point game at 3:30 on a trey by Phil Hawkins, but the Trojans stayed ahead down the stretch with free throws and Hagins sank two with 2 seconds to go to seal the win.

It was Neighbour's fifth 20-point game of the season and he has reached double figures in 13-straight games.

Hagins finished with a career-high 19. The Trojans shot 41.3 percent from the field compared with 44.2 percent for the Bobcats.

Corey Stern, Emani Gant and Hawkins each scored 11 for Texas State, and Joel Wright added 10.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UALR
TXST
Points 63 59
FG Made-Attempted 19-46 (.413) 19-43 (.442)
3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 5-11 (.455)
FT Made-Attempted 20-25 (.800) 16-23 (.696)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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