BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Josh Hagins scored 14 points and dished out six assists to lead Arkansas-Little Rock to a 59-54 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night.
Leroy Isler scored 10 points for the Trojans (12-9, 6-4 Sun Belt Conference), who beat Western Kentucky for the second time this season. Arkansas-Little Rock won 75-67 against the Hilltoppers earlier this month.
The Trojans trailed 38-37 when Western Kentucky's George Fant made a free throw with 11:33 left in the second half. But Arkansas-Little Rock regained the lead by going on a 6-0 lead to claim a 43-38 advantage with 9:26 left to play.
Western Kentucky cut the deficit to two points on a few occasions, but was unable to pull ahead.
Brandon Harris finished with 22 points and eight rebounds for the Hilltoppers (11-9, 5-4), who have lost four of their last five games. Fant had 13 points and seven rebounds.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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