HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Solomon Bozeman scored 23 points and
Arkansas-Little Rock advanced the Sun Belt tournament championship
game with a 65-56 win over Middle Tennessee on Monday night.
The Trojans (18-16) have never won the tournament and are making
their first appearance in the title game since 1996. They will face
defending tournament champion North Texas on Tuesday with a berth
to the NCAA tournament on the line.
The Blue Raiders (16-16) shot just 35.9 percent (14 of 39) and
were led by JT Sulton, who had 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Arkansas-Little Rock led 43-42 in the second half before going a
8-1 run to go up 51-43. Bozeman, the Sun Belt player of the year,
scored the final four points of the run on free throws. He finished
19 of 22 at the line.