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Smith scores 42 points, leads ULM over Little Rock 97-84

MONROE, La. (AP) Daishon Smith had career highs with 10 3-pointers and 42 points to lead Louisiana-Monroe to a 97-84 victory over Little Rock on Thursday night in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

UL Monroe (8-5, 1-0) rebounded from an 81-69 loss at LSU on Dec. 28 that snapped a four-game winning streak. Little Rock (5-9, 0-1) has lost five of its last six.

Smith was 14-of-19 shooting from the floor, 10 of 12 from long range and made 4 of 5 free throws. Michael Ertel added 16 points and JD Williams had 13 for the Warhawks, who shot 56 percent from the field and 17 of 33 (51.5 percent) from distance.

Ryan Pippins scored 19 points and Markquis Nowell added 18 for Little Rock, which trailed by double digits for most of the second half.

The Trojans shot 62 percent from the floor (31 of 50) and made 12 3-pointers, but committed 18 turnovers to ULM's seven.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Little Rock 5-9 315384
home team logo UL-Monroe 8-5 405797
Team Stats
away team logo Little Rock 5-9 74.2 PPG 36.9 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo UL-Monroe 8-5 78.6 PPG 36.2 RPG 14.1 APG
Key Players
3
R. Tucker 20.3 PPG 6.7 RPG 1.8 APG 49.1 FG%
2
D. Smith 21.2 PPG 4.5 RPG 3.9 APG 44.4 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB