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UALR beats Middle Tennessee to advance to Sun Belt title game

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.

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