MONROE, La. (AP) Travis Munnings had 21 points and 12 rebounds as Louisiana-Monroe beat Appalachian State 89-80 in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tourney on Tuesday night.

Daishon Smith had 16 points and nine assists for Louisiana-Monroe (17-14). Michael Ertel added 16 points. JD Williams had 16 points for Louisiana-Monroe.

Justin Forrest tied a season high with 32 points and had six rebounds for the Mountaineers (11-21). Adrian Delph added 14 points. Hunter Seacat had 11 points.

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