Defense prevails as Trojans fall short to OBU

The Trojans men’s basketball team made a late run, but fell short 81-79 to Ouachita Baptist on Homecoming at the Jack Stephens Center Saturday evening.

When asked what the difference in the game was, LR head coach Wes Flanigan responded, “Defensively we couldn’t manage to get that crucial stop or win those 50/50 balls.”

Coach Flanigan said, “We’re a good defensive team with a lot of younger guys out there taking some chances, we’re just gambling a little too much and that’s on us as a staff. We have to do better coaching these guys.”

The Trojans went into the half down seven but managed to cut the deficit to three with 12 seconds left, forcing 10 second half turnovers. When asked what can he take from this game, Flanigan replied “We have to get better defensively but our strength is our bench.”

“I like the fight I saw in these guys in the second half… We’re not where we want to be, but we will get there in the next few weeks, we’re still trying find ourselves offensively,” Flanigan said.

Little Rock heads for a showdown with Memphis at the FedEx Forum Tues., Nov. 14, tipping off at 7:00 p.m.

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