Texas-Arlington opened the second half with a 14-2 run to take a 53-38 lead with 16:55 remaining. A 13-3 run by Arkansas-Little Rock pulled the Trojans within 63-60 with 3:00 to play. Outler answered with his fifth trey and the Mavericks made 9 of 14 free throws down the stretch to seal it.
Reger Dowell added 15 points and five assists for Texas-Arlington (12-14, 7-7 Sun Belt), which has won three of its last four conference games.
Josh Hagins scored 11 of his 21 points in the second half, including a 3-pointer to pull Arkansas-Little Rock within 74-71 with 12 seconds left. DeVonte Smith added 12 points for Arkansas-Little Rock (12-15, 7-8), which has lost five straight games.