UCA overcomes poor second-half shooting to top UMKC 64-57

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CONWAY, Ark. (AP)—Nate Bowie had 17 points and Marcus Pillow added 16 to lead Central Arkansas to a 64-57 win over Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday.

The Bears (10-3) won, despite having twice as many turnovers—14—as the Kangaroos.

Central Arkansas also shot a dismal 15 percent in the second half, but UMKC didn’t do much better, shooting at 26 percent in the second half.

Dane Brumagin scored 18 points—and shot 4-of-8 from the 3-point line—for the Kangaroos (5-9.) Brumagin also added nine rebounds, four of them on offense.

Central Arkansas led 37-31 at the half, after shooting 5-of-8 in 3-pointers. York Sims added 13 points for the Bears, and Durrell Nevels chipped in 10.

The Kangaroos tied the game at 45 with 7:44 remaining, but the Bears went on a 9-0 run to pull away for the win.

Central Arkansas opens its Southland Conference schedule Jan. 10 at home against Texas-Arlington.

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D. Brumagin D. Brumagin
6-21,  18 Pts
9 Rebs, 1 Assists
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N. Bowie N. Bowie
3-10,  17 Pts
5 Rebs, 5 Assists

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