Will Neighbour had 13 points and six rebounds for the Trojans (6-3, 2-0 Sun Belt).
UALR came out fast in the second half to open up a 41-28 advantage. Louisiana-Monroe responded with back-to-back 3-pointers from James and Trent Mackey to cut the deficit to seven, but that was as close as it would get.
The Trojans scored eight straight points, including four from Dillard, to build a 53-38 advantage with 11:43 remaining.
Louisiana-Monroe committed 20 turnovers.
Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, university officials said Friday.
Prospective NCAA championship host cities must identify local anti-discrimination laws in a questionnaire being sent out by the college sports governing body.
The Class of 2017 is full of talented big men, but Richards is getting noticed by more programs during the current evaluation period in Las Vegas.