Arkansas-Little Rock rallies to beat East Carolina 54-46

Pirates Basketball

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Marcus Johnson Jr. scored 13 points and made all six of his free throws and Arkansas-Little Rock rallied to beat East Carolina 54-46 on Thursday at the Las Vegas Invitational to win their fourth straight.

Josh Hagins scored 11 points for the Trojans (4-0), who shot 20 of 22 (91 percent) from the free-throw line but just 26 percent from the field.

Trailing 23-15 at halftime, UALR pulled ahead 32-29 after Kemy Osse and Johnson each hit 3s, then pulled away on Hagins’ 3 and Mareik Isom’s layup with 7:42 left. B.J. Tyson’s 3 pulled ECU within 50-46 with 28 seconds to go, but Johnson scored four free throws to seal the win.

Prince Williams broke a 9-9 tie with a 3-pointer, Tyson hit another 3, and the Pirates led at halftime after a 14-4 run.

Tyson had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Pirates (2-3), who were hurt by 22 turnovers.

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