Ark.-Little Rock beats Florida Atlantic, 80-76

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)—Mike Smith scored a season-high 18 points to lead Arkansas-Little Rock to a 80-76 win Sunday night over Florida Atlantic.

Smith accounted for six points of the Trojans’ 13-0 run on Florida Atlantic in the second half to keep the lead for the remainder of the game. However, Arkansas-Little Rock (14-6, 6-3 Sun Belt) couldn’t pull too far away in the end as the Owls kept the score tight with a final basket with 12 seconds remaining.

With Sunday’s win, the Trojans are a game ahead of Louisiana-Lafayette for first place in the Sun Belt’s West Division.

Carderro Nwoji led Florida Atlantic (7-14, 3-7) with 17 points and seven rebounds. The Owls shot 44 percent from the floor, compared to the Trojans 54 percent shooting.

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 Top Performers
 Florida Atlantic
C. Nwoji C. Nwoji
5-14,  17 Pts
7 Rebs, 6 Assists
 AR Little Rock
M. Smith M. Smith
7-9,  18 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists

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