Johnson lifts Little Rock over Texas State

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Kamani Johnson recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds as Little Rock narrowly defeated Texas State 72-68 on Thursday night. Ruot Monyyong added 14 points and 17 rebounds for the Trojans. Monyyong also had three blocks for the Trojans.

Ben Coupet Jr. had 15 points for Little Rock (9-5, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference), which won its fourth straight game. Jaizec Lottie added 10 points.

The Trojans were in trouble after the first half, heading to halftime trailing 39-28. But the home team mounted a second-half rally to get back in it and ultimately earn the narrow victory. The Bobcats’ 29 points in the second half marked a season low for the team.

Nijal Pearson had 25 points for the Bobcats (7-7, 0-3). Mason Harrell added 17 points. Caleb Asberry had 12 points.

Little Rock matches up against Texas-Arlington at home on Saturday. Texas State plays Arkansas State on the road on Saturday.

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