Louistech 39 36 75
Arkltlrock 42 31 73
Date of game: 12/17/2012

Recap: Ark-Little Rock vs. Louisiana Tech

Little Rock, AR (Sports Network) - Raheem Appleby recorded a game-high 17 points as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs held on to defeat the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans, 75-73, at Jack Stephens Center.

Appleby shot 6-of-14 from the floor for the Bulldogs (9-3), and he was joined in double figures by Alex Hamilton, who added 14 points. Michale Kyser logged eight points and 10 rebounds in the triumph.

For the Trojans (8-5), John Gillon scored 15 points and Leroy Isler had 11 points.

Louisiana Tech led by as many as nine points early in the first half, but UALR climbed back to take a 42-39 lead at the break. The Trojans shot 46.7 percent from the floor in the opening frame, including 4-of-10 from three- point range.

With the game tied at 69-69 with just over two minutes left to play, Kenyon McNeail drained a three-pointer to give Louisiana Tech the lead, which proved the be the game-winning bucket. The Bulldogs were aided by an impressive showing from the charity stripe after halftime (20-of-25).

Louisiana Tech dominated on the glass, 45-33, and it held the hosts to only 5- of-15 shooting from beyond the arc on the night.

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