Louisiana-Monroe tops Texas-Arlington 99-88

MONROE, La. (AP) Majok Deng scored 29 points with five blocked shots and Louisiana-Monroe topped Texas-Arlington 99-88 on Thursday night.

Deng was 9 of 16 from the field and 7 of 12 from beyond the arc. The Warhawks (9-11, 5-4 Sun Belt) shot 54 percent overall and 15 of 30 on 3-point attempts. Justin Robinson scored 24 points with seven rebounds, while Nick Coppola had 12 points and 11 assists.

UT-Arlington (14-5, 5-3 Sun Belt) was led by Erick Neal with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists - his first triple-double and all career highs. Jalen Jones scored 18 points and Kennedy Eubanks had 17.

ULM led 52-47 early in the second half when Deng went off, hitting five consecutive 3-pointers, which pushed the lead to 11.

The Mavericks cut it to four with 9:21 left, but Deng responded with another trey, then ULM made 10 of 12 free throws in the last 1:40 to seal it.

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