Little Rock Trojans Upset Georgia Southern

The Little Rock Trojans Men’s Basketball Team upset the second-place Georgia Southern Eagles (18-12, 11-6 SBC) 56-54 in their last home game at the Jack Stephens Center.

The Trojans took the lead for good with a late three-pointer by redshirt senior Kemy Osse with 15 seconds remaining. The Trojans improved to 14-15 on the season and 5-11 in conference, ending their four-game losing streak.

“We finally broke the losing streak; hopefully, we can win the next couple of games and the tournament,” said Trojan fan J.T. Schwart.

Down by four going into the half, the Trojans faced 10 point deficits twice in the second half but started their comeback rally with 3:25 left in the second half.

Two layups by freshman Andre Jones brought the Trojans within one point and missed free-throws gave the Trojans the ball with a chance to take the lead. With 17 seconds left, Little Rock’s Jalen Jackson found Osse for a three-pointer to win the game.

“This is our last game at Jack Stephen’s it’s always good to get a win,” said UA Little Rock student Lis Shoshi.

The Trojans recorded 29 rebounds and five steals while Jalen Jackson led the Trojans with 16 points.

This win comes after a 71-54 loss to the Georgia State Panthers on Senior Night at the Jack Stephens Center Saturday, Feb. 25.

The Trojans play at South Alabama on March 2 and again March 4 at Troy. The Sunbelt Conference Tournament starts in New Orleans on March 8-12.

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