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Arkansas-Little Rock Vs. UNC Asheville Score: March Madness 2011's Opening Game Close At Half

Arkansas-Little Rock basketball came out playing like it wanted a piece of the Pittsburgh Panthers, dominating UNC Asheville for much of the 2011 NCAA Tournament first-four play-in game's opening half. But Asheville worked the score for the final few minutes of the half, playing from 11 down to only a 37-33 deficit at the half.

J.P. Primm's fantastic haircut and game-high eight points pulled the Bulldogs to a tie at one point, but UALR was able to salvage a little momentum on its way into the break. The Trojans are connecting on 55 percent of their attempts from the floor, but have turned the ball over seven times. Sun Belt title game hero Solomon Bozeman has seven points and three assists.

Was sort of hoping for a beatdown, so I could put together a joke about how this is the worst beatdown witnessed on truTV since ... and then I'd look up what they show on this channel, but that's not happening.

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