Ark.-Little Rock rallies for road win at New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Arkansas-Little Rock guards Steven Moore and Terrance Akins each had 15 points and combined for seven 3-pointers as the Trojans defeated New Orleans 84-75 on Wednesday in Sun Belt Conference action.

Mississippi transfer Brandon Patterson came off the bench to score 13 points and John Fowler added 12 as the Trojans (10-3, 2-0 Sun Belt) won at New Orleans (11-3, 1-1) for the second straight season.

UALR went 12-for-25 from 3-point range in snapping a two-game losing skid.

The Privateers’ Kyndall Dykes scored a game-high 23 points before being ejected with nine seconds left after receiving his second technical foul. Bo McCalebb had 17 points and seven rebounds, while James Parlow had 12 points.

Trailing 20-5 six minutes into the game, UALR used a 19-2 run during the next 10 minutes to take a 24-22 advantage.

The Privateers, who started the game 8-of-9 from the field, struggled during the half’s final 14 minutes—going 1-of-15 to close the frame. UALR used the drought to take a 33-30 halftime lead.

The second half saw 12 lead changes and neither team had a lead larger than five until the final minute. UALR took the lead for good with 2:53 remaining on a Brandon Patterson jumper off the glass. Akins then added a 3-pointer with 2:26 left to give the Trojans a 70-66 advantage.

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 Top Performers
 AR Little Rock
T. Akins T. Akins
5-14,  15 Pts
9 Rebs, 3 Assists
 New Orleans
B. McCalebb B. McCalebb
8-14,  17 Pts
7 Rebs, 5 Assists

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