CONWAY, Ark. -- DeAndre Jones poured in a career-high 33 points as Central Arkansas defeated Sam Houston State 89-82 on Saturday, pulling even with the Bearkats in Southland Conference play.
A 4-1 burst late in the game took Central Arkansas from a 76-76 tie to an 80-77 lead with 1:37 to play on a Kayouloud layup. Bergersen and Collin Cooper went 9-of-10 at the line in the final minute and the Bears made 33-of-38 free throws with Jones sinking 13-of-16.
Zach Nutall scored seven points, half his average, on 3-of-11 shooting.
Central Arkansas faces Stephen F. Austin at home on Wednesday. Sam Houston State matches up against Lamar on the road on Wednesday.
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