Louisiana-Monroe's defense stops Texas-Arlington 64-61

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Mack Foster had a tip-in with 38 seconds left to give Louisiana-Monroe the lead and the Warhawks held on to beat Texas-Arlington 64-61 on Saturday night.

Texas-Arlington's Erick Neal worked the ball underneath the basket on the following play but four Warhawks surrounded him and he turned it over with 14 seconds left. Neal got off a shot from midcourt as time expired but it hit the back of the rim.

Kaelon Wilson drilled a trey with 1:06 left to give the Mavericks a 59-58 lead. Foster answered with a tip-in to retake the lead.

Nick Coppola made 4 of 7 from long range for 19 points to lead Louisiana-Monroe (15-12, 11-5 Sun Belt Conference) which is second in the conference behind Arkansas-Little Rock (24-3, 14-2). Majok Deng had a career-high nine blocks.

Jorge Bilbao had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Texas-Arlington (18-8, 9-6). Wilson added 12 points.