Central Arkansas closes strong, edges past Nicholls 74-69
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Hayden Koval scored 20 points, pulled down eight rebounds and blocked six shots as Central Arkansas pushed its win streak to three games with a 74-68 defeat of Nicholls State on Saturday.
Eddy Kayouloud added 16 points for the Bears (9-10, 4-2 Southland), who fended off Nicholls in the last four minutes.
Kayouloud scores 18, Central Arkansas defeats Incarnate Word
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Eddy Kayouloud scored 18 points, Central Arkansas built a 24-point second-half lead and the Bears defeated Incarnate Word 77-60 on Wednesday night.
Central Arkansas led 51-46 with 12:39 left in the game before going on a 20-1 run over the next eight-plus minutes to lead 71-47. The run was highlighted by a three-possession stretch in which Matthew Mondesir had a 3-pointer and a 3-point play followed by a 3-pointer by Kayouloud.
Unruh helps Central Arkansas hold off Lamar 75-68
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Thatch Unruh hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points and Central Arkansas shot 52 percent from beyond the arc in a 75-68 victory over Lamar on Saturday.
Unruh sank 4 of 8 from distance and added four assists for the Bears (7-10, 2-2 Southland Conference). Reserve Matthew Mondesir contributed 13 points, matching his career high, and added four rebounds and four assists. DeAndre Jones and Hayden Koval finishd with 10 points apiece.
Mondesir’s tip-in gives Central Arkansas 73-71 victory
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Matthew Mondesir's tip-in with a second left lifted Central Arkansas to a 73-71 victory over Southeast Louisiana on Saturday.
Brandon Gonzalez's basket tied the game for Southeast Louisiana with 12 seconds left. DeAndre Jones missed a layup but Mondesir was there for the putback for the Bears (6-9, 1-1 Southland).
DeAndre Jones scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting to lead the Bears with Thatch Unruh adding 12.
Central Arkansas tops Lyon 62-47 to end 3-game skid
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Hayden Koval finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots and Central Arkansas had all 13 players score in a 62-47 victory over NAIA-member Lyon College on Sunday.
Both teams struggled on offense. Central Arkansas (5-8) shot 44 percent from the floor, but just 30 percent from 3-point range, while the Scots shot 35 percent from the floor, 37.5 percent from distance and 45.5 percent at the foul line.
KATY, Texas (AP) — League Player of the Year Jordan Howard scored 26 points and Central Arkansas shut down Lamar in the second half for its first-ever Southland Conference Tournament win in Wednesday night's opener.
Matthew Mondesir scored 12 points and Mathieu Kamba and Thatch Unruh added 11 apiece for the seventh-seeded Bears (17-15), who face No. 3 Stephen F. Austin in Thursday's quarterfinal.