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