MONROE, La. (AP) — Tylor Ongwae scored 25 points and had the go-ahead three-point play with 20 seconds left, helping Louisiana-Monroe survive a scare from NAIA LSU-Alexandria for a 76-71 victory Friday night.
The Warhawks (6-4) pushed out to a 12-point lead with 5:26 remaining, but the pesky Generals rallied back to tie it after DeAngelo Coleman hit a pair of 3-pointers with Brian Sylvester's layup in between.
Jamaal Samuel followed with a layup for UL-Monroe, but LSU-Alexandria answered with Austin Adams' tip-in with 39 seconds left. Ongwae was then fouled by Darius Johnson on a layup and hit the free throw. An illegal screen by LSU-Alexandria gave the Warhawks the ball back, and Mack Foster sank a layup to seal the win.
UL-Monroe shot 53.8 percent from the field. Nick Coppola had 13 points and six assists for the Warhawks.
Adams led the Generals with 16 points and Darryl Milburn chipped in 14.