South Dakota State tops Central Arkansas 72-67
CANCUN, Mexico (AP)—Garrett Callahan scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half to help South Dakota State defeat Central Arkansas 72-67 on Sunday.
The Jackrabbits (3-4) held off several rallies by the Bears (3-3) to win their final game in the Cancun Challenge.
South Dakota State built a 46-37 lead with 13:57 remaining, but Central Arkansas cut the gap to two points on five occasions, the last time with 13 seconds left.
Led by Callahan, the Jackrabbits answered every threat. Callahan was 3 of 3 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free-throw line in the final 5:32. South Dakota State also hit 9 of 12 free throws in the last 1:54.
Kai Williams added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Jackrabbits and Clint Sargent had 15 points.
Marcus Pillow led Central Arkansas with 15 points, followed by Chris Brown with 14 and Mitch Rueter with 13.