Here's what happened around the Sun Belt on Saturday, courtesy sunbeltsports.org

LITTLE ROCK 63, GEORGIA STATE 53 -- The league leaders kept rolling as Josh Hagins scored 18 points to lead the Trojans to their 19th win of the year.  Little Rock jumped out to a huge lead but the Panthers fought back and actually took a one point lead before the Trojans prevailed.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN 71, ARKANSAS STATE 66 -- The only road win in the league Saturday went to the Eagles a Mike Hughes and Tookie Brown hit consecutive three point shots in the final two minutes after the Red Wolves had taken a 64-63 lead.  Hughes finished with 21 points and Brown had 17.  Sean Gardner had 20 for Arkansas State.

ULM 72, TEXAS STATE 59 -- Point guard Nick Coppola had a career high 26 points for the Warhawks who won their fourth straight game.  Coppola hit 11-17 from the field, while Majok Deng had a double double with 15 points and ten rebounds.

LOUISIANA 90, UT ARLINGTON 75--Shawn Long had his 66th career double double and Bryce Washington scored 16 points with nine rebounds as the Cajuns broke open a close game in the second half for their sixth straight win.  UTA got 20 from Erick Neal but couldn't avoid their third straight loss.

SOUTH ALABAMA 73, APPALACHIAN STATE 60 -- John Brown came off the bench to score 13 points to help the Jaguars to the win at the Mitchell Center.  Ken Williams had 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists.  The Mountaineers got 14 from Chris Burgess.  App State was just 8-29 from three point range.

STANDINGS

LITTLE ROCK             19-2,  9-1

LOUISIANA                 11-8.  7-3

ULM                             10-11, 6-4

ARKANSAS STATE   10-11, 6-4

UT ARLINGTON         14-6,  5-4

GEORGIA STATE      12-7,  5-5

SOUTH ALABAMA     9-12,  4-6

GEORGIA SO.           9-12,  4-6

APPALACHIAN ST.   6-15,  4-6

TEXAS STATE           9-9,    3-6

TROY                         6-15,  1-9

 

WOMEN

It was a home team kind of Saturday in the league

SOUTH ALABAMA 71, APPALACHIAN STATE 55 --The Jaguars won their third straight as Marquita Daniels scored 22 points and Colby Davis had a career high 21.   The Jags evened their conference mark at 5-5 with the win.  Joi Jones and Madi Story each had 12 points for the Mountaineers

LOUISIANA 63, UT ARLINGTON 52 -- The Cajuns got a huge contribution from an unlikely source as Taylor Washington scored 19 points off the bench, while Keke Veal led with 21. Washington had scored only twelve points all season prior to the outburst  Rebecca Van Dijk had a double double for UTA.

ULM 63, TEXAS STATE 59 --The Warhawks used their inside game as Alayshia Hunter had 23 points and eleven rebounds in the win at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.  Daja Chase also had a double double as ULM got the win.  Hunter hit a pair of free throws with just over a minute left to give the Warhawks the lead for good.

LITTLE ROCK 59, GEORGIA STATE 32 -- The Trojans gave up just nine points in the first half in getting the easy win at the Jack Stephens Center.  Shanity James had 17 points for Little Rock, which forced 14 turnovers and allowed just 3-18 shooting before intermission.  The Trojans have won three in a row.

ARKANSAS STATE 77, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 54 --The Red Wolves set a new record with their 20th straight home win and remained unbeaten in league play.  Aundria Gamble led Arkansas State with 20 points as the Red Wolves committed only five turnovers in the contest.

STANDINGS

ARKANSAS STATE          16-3,  10-0

LOUISIANA                        15-4,   8-2

LITTLE ROCK                     8-11,  6-4

TEXAS STATE                   10-9,  5-4

TROY                                  10-9,  5-5

SOUTH ALABAMA             9-10,  5-5

UT ARLINGTON                 8-11,  3-6

UL MONROE                      9-10,  3-7

GEORGIA STATE              8-11,  3-7

GEORGIA SOUTHERN     6-13,  3-7

APPALACHIAN STATE     6-13,  3-7