Arkansas-Little Rock beats FIU 88-76

The Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Will Neighbour and Michael Javes each scored 15 points, Josh Haggins had 10 points and seven assists and Arkansas-Little Rock beat Florida International 88-76 on Saturday.

Arkansas-Little Rock (11-8, 5-3 Sun Belt) shot 59.2 percent from the field, making 29 of 49 attempts, was 24 of 28 from the free-throw line and shared the ball well with 21 assists as a team.

FIU (8-8, 3-4) led 8-2 early but surrendered a 34-12 run by the Trojans capped off by Taggart Lockhart's 3-pointer with 7:23 to play in the first half to make it 36-20. The Trojans led 51-36 at halftime and by as many as 20 in the second half.

The Golden Panthers had six players in double figures but were led by Malik Smith who scored 14 points. Cameron Bell had 13 and Tymell Murphy and Jerome Frink each had 12.

FIU hit 11 3-pointers as a team but turned it over 22 times.

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