BTH Need to Read (1/21): UALR men top FIU and Thursday's Sun Belt Conference links

UALR improved to 4-2 in the Sun Belt Conference, snapping an 11-game SBC road losing streak with a 78-70 victory over Florida International on Thursday. Read the Miami Herald:
Well, we can't find the story in the Miami Herald. Here's the UALR official story:
ESPN/The Associated Press

On a sort of a UALR-related note. Why did ASU's Trey Finn back out on his commitment to UALR?
After about two weeks of being committed to the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Finn decided to come to ASU. "I wanted to live the full college life experience, but being at Little Rock, it wasn't going to be that," Finn said.
One correction though. Finn was committed to UALR for nearly six months and didn't de-commit until the Friday before signing day.
Read the ASU Herald:

Arkansas State Coach John Brady said his team was "walking in mud" last night in a lopsided loss at Denver. Read the Jonesboro Sun:
Meanwhile, Denver is now 6-0 and finally getting some coverage in the Denver Post:

Western Kentucky left the court with a victory for the first time in 40 days. Read the Bowling Green Daily News' blog:
The other side of that is that South Alabama, who was supposed to be pretty decent this year, continues to struggle. Here's the Mobile Register:

Fast start leads Middle Tennessee to a victory over Troy. Read The Daily News Journal:

Tristan Thompson goes 10 of 12 from the field and scores 30 as North Texas beats Louisiana-Monroe. Here's the Denton Record Chronicle: