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Ark.-Little Rock defeats Fla. International 78-70

MIAMI (AP) - Alex Garcia-Mendoza and Matt Mouzy scored 15 points each to lead Arkansas-Little Rock to a 78-70 victory over Florida International on Thursday night.

Garcia-Mendoza scored consecutive field goals late in the second half and Mouzy's 3-pointer with 2:01 remaining gave the Trojans a 70-60 lead and secured their fourth straight win.

Chuck Guy and Solomon Bozeman finished with 12 points each for the Trojans (12-9, 4-2 Sun Belt Conference).

Florida International rallied from a 43-28 halftime deficit with a 15-4 run in the first 4:09 of the second half. Marvin Roberts and Phil Gary each had 3-point plays and Allen's basket with 15:51 remaining capped the spurt and put the Panthers within 47-43.

Arkansas-Little Rock responded with six unanswered points in the next 3:50.

Allen led Florida International (8-10, 3-3) with a game-high 18 points.

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