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NCAA Game Summary - Arkansas State at Arkansas-Little Rock

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Little Rock, AR (Sports Network) - In a Sun Belt Conference matchup to close out regular season play, John Gillon scored 24 points to lead the Arkansas- Little Rock Trojans over their instate rivals the Arkansas State Red Wolves, 78-71, at Jack Stephens Center.

UALR (17-14, 11-8 Sun Belt) earned its second consecutive win after a four- game slump thanks to 15-of-18 shooting from the free-throw line by Gillon. Leroy Isler added 13 points in the win.

Arkansas State (18-11, 12-8) was led by Marcus Hooten who tallied 25 points while hitting all three of his attempts from 3-point range. Trey Finn scored 14 points while Brandon Peterson pulled down 10 rebounds as the Red Wolves lost their second in a row after a four-game win streak.

The Red Wolves led 35-32 at halftime after shooting 50.0 percent from the field in the first half.

In the second half, the Trojans held Arkansas State to 36.0 percent shooting and outscored them 46-36 to earn the second half, comeback victory.

UALR earned this win by executing at the free-throw line, making good on 29- of-35 attempts from the stripe.

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