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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.

The Colonels (10-9, 3-3) saw back-to-back 3-pointers by Elvis Harvey forge a 63-63 tie with 3:41 remaining. DeAndre Jones scored five of his six points in the final stretch, going 3 of 4 at the line with a layup. His basket started an 11-5 finishing run for the Bears, who made four of their last five shots, including a dunk by Matthew Mondesir.

Gavin Peppers scored a career-high 26 points for Nicholls, Jeremiah Jefferson added 14 and Harvey 12 on four 3-pointers.

Neither team led by more than seven in a battle that saw nine ties and eight lead changes.

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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 Nicholls St. 10-9 284068
home team logo Cent. Arkansas 9-10 304474
Team Stats
away team logo Nicholls St. 10-9 72.9 PPG 36.5 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo Cent. Arkansas 9-10 72.2 PPG 38.7 RPG 14.0 APG
Key Players
15
J. Jefferson 17.2 PPG 2.9 RPG 2.0 APG 43.4 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