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Central Arkansas Bears (8-24)


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@ UNO 
L 61-84
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@ SELa 
L 70-87
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vs. SFA 
L 85-90
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@ NWSt 
L 83-97
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@ SamHou 
L 69-77
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Henderson, Dewey lift Sam Houston in Southland opener

KATY, Texas (AP) Dakarai Henderson scored 16 points and John Dewey III had 15, with six in the last two minutes, and fifth-seeded Sam Houston State held off eighth-seeded Central Arkansas 77-69 in a Southland Conference Tournament opener on Wednesday night.

The Bearkats led 49-35 at the half but the Bears rallied, closing to 66-64 on a Mathieu Kamba layup with 3:07 to play. Chris Galbreath Jr. made a free throw for Sam Houston and after a turnover, Dewey drove down the right side of the lane and banked in a floater to make it 69-64 with 1:56 to go. After another turnover, Dewey had a similar shot to make it 71-64 and he added two free throws in the final minute.

Sam Houston plays fourth-seeded Houston Baptist in the second round on Thursday.

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Leaders
Points: J. Howard19.5
Rebounds: D. Brooks7.2
Assists: D. Brooks3.0
FG%: M. Kamba53.0%
FT%: J. Howard88.9%
3P%: J. Howard44.5%
Steals: J. Howard1.1
Blocks: D. Brooks1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 North Carolina31-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 UCLA31-5
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina31-7
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Southland Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
New Orleans 13-5 20-12
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 12-6 23-11
Houston Baptist 12-6 17-14
Stephen F. Austin 12-6 18-15
Sam Houston State 10-8 21-13
Lamar 10-8 19-15
Southeastern Louisiana 9-9 16-16
Nicholls 7-11 14-17
Northwestern State 7-11 13-16
Abilene Christian 7-11 13-16
Incarnate Word 7-11 12-17
Central Arkansas 7-11 8-24
McNeese State 4-14 7-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 74.8 (133)
Rebounds: 10.5 (164)
Assists: 14.5 (105)
FG%: 43.7% (216)
FT%: 71.8% (117)
3P%: 37.5% (67)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 84.1 (346)
Rebounds: 25.4 (155)
Assists: 18.7 (348)
FG%: 46.6% (308)
FT%: 69.5% (123)
3P%: 39.2% (338)
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