January 29, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Marcus Johnson Jr. matched a career-high with seven 3-pointers and finished with 24 points, and Arkansas-Little Rock cruised to an 80-67 victory over Georgia Southern on Thursday night.

The Trojans (18-2, 8-1 Sun Belt Conference) have won eight of their last nine games and are off to their best conference start.

Johnson was 8 of 13 from the floor. Roger Woods had 15 points, and Josh Hagins added 10 points and six assists for Arkansas-Little Rock, which shot 51 percent from the floor.

Tookie Brown scored 17 points and Mike Hughes had 16 to lead Georgia Southern (7-12, 3-6).

Arkansas-Little Rock had a double-digit lead midway through the first half and built a 41-28 halftime lead.

Johnson scored 12 points in the second half, and his 3-pointer stretched the Trojans' lead to 74-59 with four minutes left.

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