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Arkansas-Little Rock wins 76-69

Jan 17, 2010 - 3:43 AM LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(AP) -- Solomon Bozeman's 18 points helped Arkansas-Little Rock defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 76-69 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night.

Alex Garcia-Mendoza had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans (4-13, 1-6), who earned their first win in conference play. Nelson Stewart had 14 points.

Chris Gradnigo lead the Ragin' Cajuns (6-11, 3-3) with 23 points. He was 10 of 21 from the field. Tyren Johnson complied a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

This tightly contested game featured eight ties and nine lead changes. The Trojans held a 35-32 lead after the first half. The Trojans trailed by as many as six and lead by as many as nine.

The Trojans advantage in the game was their bench and foul shooting. The Trojans outscored the Ragin' Cajuns bench 20-8. They made 24 of 33 from the line while Louisiana-Lafayette made just 4 of 11.