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Central Arkansas Bears (2-27)


Tue. 2/24 Sat. 2/28 Mon. 3/2 Thu. 3/5 Sun. 3/8
vs. McNe 
L 60-77
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vs. SELa 
W 74-72
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@ SamHou 
L 49-76
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@ Nich 
L 70-77
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@ McNe 
L 68-70
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McNeese State holds off 2-win Central Arkansas 70-68

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) Kevin Hardy and Keelan Garrett scored 16 points apiece and McNeese State held off Central Arkansas 70-68 on Sunday.

Fifth-seeded McNeese State will play No. 8 seed Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday in the opening game of Southland Conference tournament.

Boo Milligan's 3-pointer with 1:46 left gave Central Arkansas a 66-63 lead. Jamaya Burr answered with a three-point play and his layup on McNeese State's next possession made it 68-66 with 1:04 left.

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Leaders
Points: J. Howard15.7
Rebounds: J. Zuilhof6.1
Assists: M. Martin4.3
FG%: J. Howard40.6%
FT%: J. Howard78.4%
3P%: J. Howard38.9%
Steals: M. Martin1.9
Blocks: J. Zuilhof1.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin36-4
4 Duke35-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-3
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke35-4
2 Wisconsin36-4
3 Kentucky38-1
4 Arizona34-4
5 Notre Dame32-6
6 Gonzaga35-3
7 Michigan State27-12
8 Virginia30-4
9 Villanova33-3
10 Louisville27-9
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Southland Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Stephen F. Austin 17-1 29-5
Sam Houston State 15-3 26-9
Northwestern State 13-5 19-13
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 13-5 20-14
Incarnate Word 10-8 18-11
Lamar 9-9 15-15
McNeese State 8-10 15-16
Houston Baptist 7-11 12-16
Nicholls 7-11 10-19
New Orleans 6-12 11-18
Southeastern Louisiana 6-12 9-23
Abilene Christian 4-14 10-21
Central Arkansas 2-16 2-27
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 65.3 (226)
Rebounds: 9.4 (274)
Assists: 12.4 (185)
FG%: 42.4% (228)
FT%: 67.8% (231)
3P%: 35.3% (129)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 82.2 (349)
Rebounds: 21.7 (308)
Assists: 15.5 (344)
FG%: 49.6% (351)
FT%: 69.1% (164)
3P%: 37.6% (316)
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