Little Rock, AR (Sports Network) - Behind a career-high 24 points from Will Neighbour, the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans were able to squeak by the Florida Atlantic Owls, 65-62, in a Sun Belt Conference showdown at the Jack Stephens Center.
Neighbour made it a double-double with 11 rebounds for UALR (13-9, 7-4 Sun Belt), which has won four of five. Kemy Osse chipped in 12 points and seven boards from off the bench.
Stefan Moody also scored a career-high with 24 points for FAU (10-11, 5-5), while Greg Gantt added 13 points. The Owls had been winners of four of their previous five games.
FAU dominated the first half, outshooting UALR from the field, 56 percent to 28 percent, to take a 35-19 lead into intermission.
The Trojans gradually chipped away at the their deficit in the second half until they tied the game at 60-60 on a Josh Hagins jumper with just under two minutes to play. Following a pair of UALR free throws and an FAU bucket, Osse connected on the game-winning layup for the Trojans with 35 seconds left. FAU had a missed field goal and two turnovers down the stretch.
UALR had an impressive 24-of-31 showing from the foul line, while FAU shot just 9-of-19 from the charity stripe.