Trojans rally for 71-65 victory over Bears

LITTLE ROCK — The Little Rock Trojans unveiled their 1200-pound, lighted Trojan Horse at halftime Wednesday.

 

Steam came out of the horse but it was the steam coming out of the locker room from the Little Rock players that led to a come-from-behind, 71-65 victory over the University of Central Arkansas at the Jack Stephens Center.

The Trojans (2-5), but winning their second game in a row, trailed 34-23 at the half. They began the second half with an 18-7 run, eventually forging a 46-42 lead and forcing a fight to the finish.

Oliver Black’s tipin gave Little Rock at 65-56 lead with 3:55 left. UCA (4-4) drew within 68-65 on a 3-pointer by Jordan Howard. Andre Jones and Cameron Cochran put the game away with free throws.

UCA shot only 38 percent and was 6 of 23 from 3-point range.

Howard led the Bears with 12 points. Thatch Unruh and Darraja Parnell each had 11. Hayden Koval added 10.

Jones led the Trojans with 24 point.

It was Little Rock’s 11th-straight victory over UCA.

The Bears now travel to the West Coast for a game against San Francisco on Monday.

 

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