UALR's rematch statistic back in play vs. Western Kentucky

8:30 p.m. Sunday
Summit Arena, Hot Springs
Western Kentucky held off Florida International Saturday night to advance to Sunday night's quarterfinal against UALR. Tipoff is 8:30 p.m. at Summit Arena.

This is the second meeting of the season between UALR and WKU. WKU won the first game 65-53 in Bowling Green, Ky. It was a game in which UALR looked to be on its way to victory before falling apart in the final five minutes.

The rematch brings this statistic back into play. In UALR Coach Steve Shields' nine seasons at UALR, his Trojans have lost 11 times by 10 or more points in the first meeting of the season and got a rematch. They've won 10 of the 11 rematch games.

That includes losing 68-49 to Louisiana-Lafayette before beating ULL 72-70 in the rematch this season. It also happened in last year's Sun Belt Tournament. UALR lost 92-79 to South Alabama in the regular season before beating the Jaguars 82-68 in the tournament.
Here's the list:
2003-2004 Western Kentucky L, 86-71 W 68-60
2004-2005 Middle Tennessee L, 85-50 W, 69-62
2004-2005 Arkansas State L, 78-64 W, 73-67
2005-2006 Appalachian State L, 75-65 W, 78-63
2006-2007 Troy L, 82-70 W, 79-71
2007-2008 Arkansas State L, 77-62 W, 82-52
2007-2008 Denver L, 54-40 W, 66-55
2008-2009 Western Kentucky L, 79-47 L, 78-69
2010-2011 Oral Roberts L, 86-60 W, 52-49
2010-2011 South Alabama L, 92-79 W, 82-68
2011-2012 La.-Lafayette L, 68-49 W, 72-70