Jones’ 26 points lead UCA past McNeese State

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) – DeAndre Jones hit 6 of 7 from beyond the 3-point arc and had a season-high 26 points as Central Arkansas defeated McNeese State 79-69 in a Southland Conference game on Saturday.

Jaxson Baker, Jared Chatham and Aaron Weidenaar each had 11 points for Central Arkansas (4-11, 3-1). Jones dished nine assists and Chatham added three blocks while the The Bears’ defense forced a season-high 21 turnovers.

A.J. Lawson had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Cowboys (5-9, 0-3). He also had seven turnovers but only four assists. Dru Kuxhausen added 14 points. Sha’markus Kennedy had seven rebounds.

Central Arkansas plays New Orleans on the road on Wednesday.

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