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Jones has 24 as Little Rock upsets UT Arlington 77-65

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Andre Jones had 24 points with eight rebounds, and Jaizec Lottie added a career-high 16 points as Little Rock upset UT Arlington 77-65 on Thursday night.

UT Arlington, the preseason Sun Belt Conference favorite, had won two consecutive games and Little Rock had dropped two straight prior to facing off Thursday.

The Trojans (5-13, 2-3) jumped out to an early lead and never trailed, taking a 39-32 lead into the break. UTA stayed within striking distance and closed to 48-43 following a Johnny Hamilton dunk at the 13:47 mark. The Trojans responded with a 10-2 run for a 58-45 lead midway in the second period and then kept a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

Ryan Pippins had 11 points and Ben Marcus added 10 for the Trojans.

Kevin Hervey led UTA (11-7, 2-3) with 21 points and seven rebounds. Hamilton added 14 points while grabbing 11 rebounds.

Updated January 11, 2018

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