Hudson scores 41, Tenn-Martin tops UCA 84-65
CONWAY, Ark. (AP)—Tennessee-Martin’s Lester Hudson scored a career-high 41 points Wednesday as the Skyhawks beat Central Arkansas 84-65.
Hudson hit five 3-pointers, 8 of 9 from the free-throw line and pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds.
UCA (6-5) trailed 36-26 at halftime after shooting only 33.3 percent from the field. The Bears then kept the deficit in the 10-point range for the early part of the second half, even pulling within six, 55-49, with 10:44 left to play.
But Hudson killed UCA’s momentum with a long 3-pointer followed by a jumper. Rueben Clayton nailed another three for UTM (7-5) to get the Skyhawks’ lead back to 14. UCA never got closer than 11 points the rest of the way.
Marcus Pillow led UCA with 22 points, while Mike Pouncy, Mitch Rueter and Chris Brown scored 11 points each.
Hudson was the only UTM player in double figures in either scoring or rebounding.