CONWAY, Ark. (AP) _ Jordan Howard scored a career-best 41 points with eight rebounds to lead Central Arkansas to a 92-76 win over Incarnate Word on Wednesday night.
Howard was 11 of 22 from the field and 15 of 17 from the line. Hayden Koval added 15 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots for the Bears (9-9, 3-2 Southland Conference). Thatch Unruh chipped in 11 points.
Central Arkansas jumped to an early lead and a 20-7 run midway stretched it to 31-16 with 8:28 in the half. Howard and Aaron Weidenaar drained back-to-back 3-pointers to lift the Bears to a 53-30 advantage at intermission.
Incarnate Word opened the second half on a 25-9 surge, closing to 62-55 before Howard and Weidenaar and Deandre Jones combined for 15 points in three minutes to stretch it to 79-64 with 7:55 left.
Charles Brown III and Christian Peevy scored 24 points apiece for the Cardinals (5-9, 0-4) who are on a six-game skid.
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