HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Chastity Reed scored 22 points to help
Arkansas-Little Rock book a return trip to the NCAA Tournament with
a 66-59 win over Western Kentucky in the Sun Belt Conference
Tournament championship game Tuesday.
The Trojans (23-7) received an at-large bid to the tournament
last year after losing to Middle Tennessee in the conference title
game. As a No. 11 seed, they defeated Georgia Tech in the opening
round before falling to Oklahoma.
Reed, the Sun Belt Player of the Year, scored 10 of UALR's first
15 points Tuesday and had a pair of key assists late. Ahead 58-57,
Reed found Marian Kursh underneath for back-to-back baskets that
gave the Trojans a 62-59 lead.
Western Kentucky's Amy McNear, who led the Lady Toppers (15-17)
with 24 points, missed a 3-point attempt on the next possession and
UALR sealed the win at the free throw line.