LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- The UA-Little Rock Trojans took on in-state rivals Arkansas State on the road Saturday.
Two weeks ago, the Trojans won in Little Rock.
This one turned out to be a close game.
The Red Wolves tried to come back, but the Trojans came up big when it counted in the final minutes.
The Trojans won 81-78.
Trojans Head Coach Darrell Walker has big plans for the team this season.
“It was a good win for us,” says Coach Walker. “We needed one. We’ve had two or three, two-game losing streak. And every time we come back and run off a lot of wins. I hope we can do that again. We got a bigger goal than the Sun Belt Conference. Our goal is to get to the NCAA tournament. I’ve had a lot of people doubt me as a coach. And that fuels my fire. So at the end of the day, we got a good, young basketball tournament and we’re coming back next year.”
The Trojans are back at home on Thursday to take on Louisiana-Monroe. The game is at 6:30 p.m.