Sam Houston State vs Central Arkansas

Sam Houston St. 80, Cent. Arkansas 75

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CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - James Thomas had 26 points and 12 rebounds as Sam Houston State defeated Central Arkansas 80-75 on Saturday night.

Will Bond added 15 points and Darius Gatson 13 for the Bearkats (14-11, 7-6 Southland Conference), who took the lead for good while holding the Bears without a field goal for a 4:31 stretch in the final minutes.

Robert Crawford had 21 points and LaQuentin Miles 19 for Central Arkansas (9-15, 4-10), which shot 14.3 percent (3 of 21) from 3-point range.

Crawford's 3-point basket gave the Bears a 57-55 lead with 6:02 remaining, but the lengthy field-goal drought began after that. Meanwhile, Bond's 3-pointer and 12 points by Thomas keyed a 17-3 run.

Sam Houston State shot 30 for 45 (66.7 percent) from the free-throw line, with 18 of the makes in the final 6:24.

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Sam Houston State (14-11) «354580
Central Arkansas (9-15)274875

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Sam Houston State Bearkats
J. Thomas, F377-1712-18121326
M. Holyfield, C242-21-49035
D. Gatson, G333-85-647113
M. McKinney, G202-80-01156
P. Baxter, G192-30-00255
W. Bond233-86-833315
T. Motley162-51-34025
A. Harwell150-02-22132
N. Mason90-33-42003
J. McKay40-00-00100
Totals 21-5430-4543162580
 38.9%66.7% 
Central Arkansas Bears
J. Garner, F365-185-7110415
A. Borden, C231-21-37143
R. Crawford, G305-118-930121
L. Miles, G258-183-991519
O. Wells, G151-12-22234
D. Berete181-54-42036
J. Harks171-10-03152
D. McClure172-51-11345
L. Brown100-10-10130
T. Brown40-00-00010
Z. Padgett30-00-00000
R. Williams20-00-00000
Totals 24-6224-364193375
 38.7%66.7% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans13-520-12154
Texas A&M-CC12-624-12159
Hou. Baptist12-617-14176
SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
Lamar10-819-15232
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
Nwestern St.7-1113-16306
Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
McNeese St.4-147-22315
 
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