MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Steven Moore hit a running layup with 4.9 seconds to play and Minnesota's Limar Wilson missed two free throws with less than a second remaining as Arkansas-Little Rock held on the beat the Gophers 67-66 on Saturday.
Moore's lay-in came seven seconds after Lawrence McKenzie hit two foul shots to give the Gophers a 66-65 lead -- their first lead since halftime.On the ensuing possession, though, Moore took the ball from the top of the key and drove the lane for the winning bucket. A driving Wilson was fouled with .08 seconds left, but missed both shots as the Trojans (5-5) halted their three-game losing streak.Rashad Jones-Jennings led the Trojans with 14 points, Lekheythan Malone and De'Andre Eggins each had 11 and Terrance Akins had 10.With no real frontcourt threats to oppose them, the Trojans dominated Minnesota (4-7) on the boards, outrebounding the Gophers 43-16, including 18-3 on the offensive glass. Arkansas-Little Rock scored 17 points off second and third chances. At one point in the second half, the frustrated home crowd began chanting "Re-Bound!" instead of the traditional "De-Fense!"Still, Minnesota managed to hang close thanks to the play of McKenzie, Spencer Tollackson and Dan Coleman. McKenzie had 24 points, Tollackson had 21 and Coleman 17.In the first half, the stronger Trojans forced the Gophers into some bad outside shooting and jumped out to a quick 18-10 lead. But then Minnesota started going inside to Tollackson, who kept the Gophers in the game by hitting his first six shots.Tollackson's first miss came when Rashad Moss blocked his layup from behind and then scored on the other end to put the Trojans up 33-30 with 2:41 to play in the half.McKenzie hit back-to-back 3-pointers to close out the half and give Minnesota a 36-34 halftime lead.