UALR Gameday: Trojans host IUPUI

IUPUI (1-0) vs. UALR (1-1)
7 p.m. tonight
Jack Stephens Center, Little Rock
Vegas says: No line
UALR made some definite improvement from Game 1 to Game 2. It will likely take some more improvement to get a victory in Game 3. The Trojans host IUPUI at 7 p.m. tonight at the Jack Stephens Center.

UALR is coming off a home victory over Northwestern State on Sunday afternoon. IUPUI has only played once, winning its season opener in a blowout against NCAA Division III Anderson on Friday.

IUPUI went 19-14 last year and won seven road games.

IUPUI returns its leading scorer in Alex Young. He averaged 19.7 points last season and had 20 in the season opener. Christian Siakam averaged 9.3 last season but had 21 in the season opener. Both are also solid rebounders, an area UALR has had some early season trouble.

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Here's a story about new IUPUI Coach Todd Howard:

This game is part of the Auto-Owners Spartan Invitational. UALR will finish the tournament with games at Eastern Michigan on Friday and Michigan State on Sunday and a home game against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Nov. 26.

Tonight's predictions:
  • RealTime RPI (2-0): UALR 75, IUPUI 66
  • Jeff Sagarin (2-0): IUPUI 74, UALR 72
  • CBS Sportsline (2-0): IUPUI 74, UALR 68
  • The Sports Network (2-0): Not in yet
Note: Ken Pomeroy has decided to go pay-for-play on his site. So, we'll no longer feature his game predictions.