UALR held off Northwestern State 72-66 to win its home opener before 1,951 at the Jack Stephens Center.
D'Andre Williams led the Trojans with 13 points and 4 assists. Chuck Guy added 10 points as the Trojans received a much more balanced scoring effort. Eric Lawton had 9, Ben Dillard 8, and Will Neighbour, Tramar Sutherland and Courtney Jackson 7.
UALR shot 49 percent while holding Northwestern State to 36 percent. UALR also held a 36-34 rebounding advantage.
Northwestern State was picked to win one of the Southland's divisions this year. The Demons pressed throughout and forced the Trojans into 15 turnovers