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Central Arkansas pulls away from Little Rock for a 78-65 win

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) DeAndre Jones scored 23 points, dished seven assists and grabbed seven boards as Central Arkansas knocked off Little Rock 78-65 in the first of two Governor's I-40 Showdown battles Wednesday night.

The year-long competition pits the two schools against each other in 11 sports. The basketball win was worth four points to the Bears. Counting fall sports competition, Central Arkansas holds an 18.5-3.5 lead in the first year of the competition.

Thatch Unruh hit a 3 with a minute left in the first half to put Central Arkansas (3-4) up, 33-30, but Kamani Johnson got to the basket for a layup and Little Rock trailed by just one at intermission. The Bears opened the second half on a 17-4 run to take charge.

Hayden Koval had 15 points and Unruh added another 13 for Central Arkansas.

Rayjon Tucker finished with 20 points for Little Rock (3-4).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Little Rock 3-4 323365
home team logo Cent. Arkansas 3-4 334578
Team Stats
away team logo Little Rock 3-4 74.2 PPG 36.9 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo Cent. Arkansas 3-4 72.2 PPG 38.7 RPG 14.0 APG
Key Players
3
R. Tucker 20.3 PPG 6.7 RPG 1.8 APG 49.1 FG%
25
T. Unruh 13.0 PPG 3.7 RPG 2.1 APG 43.8 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB