Howard’s big game lifts UCA past SFA

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) _ Jordan Howard scored a career-best 43 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Central Arkansas beat Stephen F. Austin 100-92 on Wednesday

Howard's total is one shy of the school record, 44 points by Derrell Washington against Delta State on Jan. 31, 1994.

Howard was 11 of 19 from the field, including 6 of 8 from deep for the Bears (11-11, 5-4 Southland). Thatch Unruh added 28 points on seven 3-pointers and Mathieu Kamba had 15 points and five assists.

Central Arkansas was down by one at the break, but Kamba drained two 3-pointers and Howard made a third in a 12-7 surge to open the second half that put the Bears on top, 55-51, with 15:45 to play. Jones followed that with another 3 to ignite a 28-16 run that included six 3-pointers by Unruh to stretch it to 83-67 with 7:57 left and the Bears cruised from there.

Shannon Bogues led the Lumberjacks (16-4, 5-2) with 31 points. The loss snapsStephen F. Austin's five-game win streak.

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