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Sun Belt Conference Tournament Recaps
(Thursday, March 13th)

Final Score: Arkansas-Little Rock 74, Troy 61

New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Hagins had 15 points and eight rebounds as the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans defeated the Troy Trojans 74-61 in the opening round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Lakefront Arena.

James White scored 14 points for fifth-seed Arkansas-Little Rock (15-16), which will play fourth-seed Arkansas State on Friday in the quarterfinal round. Ben Dillard and DeVonte Smith each finished with 11 points, with Smith adding eight assists.

Tevin Calhoun netted 15 points while Antoine Myers chipped in 12 for eighth- seed Troy (11-20). Hunter Williams and Jeff Mullahey tallied 11 and 10 points, respectively, and Josh Warren cleared nine boards.

The teams entered the break tied at 33-33. UALR connected on 36.4 percent from the floor in the first half, but only 2-of-10 from 3-point range. Troy turned in a 32.4 percent shooting effort with 3-of-9 attempts from beyond the arc falling through.

UALR drained 58.6 percent of its field goal attempts in the second stanza while Troy struggled and converted 27.6 percent of its shots from the floor. With the scored tied at 44 with 13:29 left, UALR went on a 16-0 run to pull away and coast to victory.

UALR did a better job inside, as it outscored Troy 38-20 in the paint.

Final Score: Texas-Arlington 68, ULM 65

New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Walker registered a double- double with 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Mavericks of Texas-Arlington slipped by ULM, 68-65, in the opening round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Lakefront Arena.

Reger Dowell tallied a team-best 18 points and handed out four assists for the sixth-seeded Mavericks (15-16), although he shot just 2-of-11 behind the 3- point line on the night. Jamel Outler accounted for 16 points off the bench and fellow reserve Lonnie McClanahan 12 points. Brandon Edwards cleared a game-high 12 rebounds.

The seventh-seeded Warhawks (10-17) were paced by Tylor Ongwae with 20 points, shooting only 1-of-6 behind the 3-point line before fouling out. Marvin Williams came up a rebound shy of a double-double as he contributed 14 points for ULM.

The Warhawks shot 43.3 percent from the field in the first half and led by as many as eight late in the period before clinging to a 36-32 advantage at the break. Arlington was just 34.5 percent accurate from the floor through the first 20 minutes, converting 5-of-16 beyond the arc.

After hitting a decent 4-of-10 on the perimeter in the first half, ULM fell to a dismal 1-of-12 in the second frame, opening the door for the UTA comeback.

With the victory, the Mavericks now head to the quarterfinals on Friday where they will take on third-seeded Louisiana.

03/14 00:19:14 ET

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