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UALR men deliver strong second half

Playing back-to-back nights in college basketball doesn’t happen often. That typically only comes in the one-off November tournaments or conference tournaments in March.

Fresh off a 67-56 win over St. Francis Brooklyn the prior night, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock men’s team was sluggish in the opening 13 minutes Wednesday against Alcorn State, falling behind 19-8 and looking desperate for any source of offense. Maybe it had something to do with the short turnaround, or maybe not.

But the Trojans eventually found offense from their unquestioned leader, sophomore point guard Markquis Nowell, and his supporting cast later followed suit, as UALR pulled away in the second half for a 67-50 victory, once again thanks to a resilient defensive effort.