Texas-Arlington 75, NW Louisiana 68
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) _ Keith Cornett’s 18 points included a 10-for-10 free throw performance that led Texas-Arlington to a 75-68 victory over Northwestern State in a Southland Conference game Saturday night.
UTA (6-13, 3-8 in the Southland) used a 20-8 run over the last 7:11 of the first half to take control. That built a 40-29 lead at halftime and Northwestern (10-9, 5-6) never got closer than five points after that.
It was Northwestern’s third straight loss since point guard Ryan Bundy went out with an ankle injury.
UTA also got 15 points apiece from Tony Williams and Damon Johnson and Anthony Durham added 10.
Kenny McMillon scored a game-high 24 points for Northwestern, which also got a season-high 17 points from freshman guard Charlie Johnson.
The Mavericks shot 50 percent from the field for the first time this season and hit 21 of 28 free throws, while the Demons got only eight foul shots and made five.