Central Arkansas beats McNeese St. 78-69

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CONWAY, Ark. (AP)—Mitch Rueter scored 19 points, and Central Arkansas beat McNeese State 78-69 Saturday night.

The Bears (10-19, 3-13 Southland Conference) snapped a 10-game losing streak — they hadn’t won since a 58-54 victory at McNeese State in January.

John Pichon led McNeese State (11-18, 5-11) with 21 points.

Brooks Taylor scored 15 points for Central Arkansas, and Marcus Pillow added 13. Imad Qahwash had nine points, nine rebounds and five assists.

The Bears led 30-25 at halftime, then shot 61 percent in the second half. Central Arkansas led by as many as 15 in the second.

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 McNeese St.
John Pichon John Pichon
8-15,  21 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Central Arkansas
Mitch Rueter Mitch Rueter
7-12,  19 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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