LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Will Neighbour scored 20 points to lead Arkansas-Little Rock over Arkansas-Fort Smith 88-74 on Tuesday night.
Little Rock (3-4) opened on an 11-1 run and held its biggest lead of the night 81-56 on one of Neighbor's jumpers with 5:30 to go. James White had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Mareik Isom added 12 points and Josh Hagins had 11.
The extra chances which Little Rock created with 17 offensive rebounds were the difference in the game.
Fort Smith closed the deficit to 20-18 but allowed Little Rock to go on another 17-2 run and cruise to a 45-29 halftime advantage. The Lions never challenged Little Rock in the second half.
Kenny Martin led Fort Smith with 15 points. Jake Toupal had 11 points and Seth Youngblood had 10. Youngblood, Martin and Toupal each made three 3-pointers.
The schools had not met since the 1953-54 season.