Freshman Gus Leeper's minutes a positive for UALR in victory over Middle Tennessee

   This won't come as a surprise to anyone who was there Saturday afternoon, but freshman Gus Leeper earned the top plus/minus marks in Saturday's four-point victory over Middle Tennessee.
   Leeper was slowed earlier this season by a concussion, but we've been hearing a lot about his solid play in practice over the past few weeks. And he played some good minutes on Thursday against Western Kentucky. On Saturday, he got a start and was a major contributor. And while Leeper was on the court, UALR outscored Middle Tennessee 32-24 for a +8 rating.
   Senior Alex Garcia-Mendoza was second at +7 with the Trojans outscoring the Raiders 37-30 during his time. The most points for his time on the court for the night goes to junior D'Andre Williams. UALR outscored Middle Tennessee 47-40 with him on the court.
   Leeper's +8 on Saturday also got him into the plus column for the season.
   Solomon Bozeman took over the season lead though at +47 with Marlon Louzeiro second at +44. In the past five games, Bozeman's mark of +21 is best, followed by Garcia-Mendoza's +20.