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Arkansas-Little Rock beats SMU 69-56

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PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) -- Leroy Isler and Will Neighbour scored 15 points each to lead Arkansas-Little Rock to a 69-56 win over SMU on Saturday night in a semifinal game at the Hoops for Hope Classic.

Isler was 4 of 8 from the field and had seven rebounds. Neighbour was 6 of 9 from the field and had seven rebounds.

James White added 12 points.

SMU had a 33-32 lead at halftime, but Arkansas-Little Rock shot 50 percent from the field for the game. SMU shot 36.7 percent.

Shawn Williams scored 15 and had 10 rebounds for the Mustangs (5-1). London Giles scored 12 points from 3-point range. Cannen Cunningham scored 11, and Nick Russell added 10.

The game was the third of the four-game event. Arkansas-Little Rock (4-2) will play South Carolina on Sunday. SMU will play Missouri State.

SMU entered the game with their best start since beginning 10-0 in the 1997-98.

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