SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE 70, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 68
For the second time in five games, the University of Central Arkansas lost on a last-minute shot. With the score tied and six seconds on the clock, Southeast Missouri State’s Aquan Smart hit a short jumper to the right of the basket to put his team ahead 70-68. 30 seconds earlier, UCA’s Ubong Abasi Etim scored to make it 68-68. The Bears (1-4) went to freshman Tucker Anderson in the post for their final shot, but it fell short as he looked for the foul. Four Bears reached double figures in scoring. Abasi led the team with 15 points. Elias Cato and Danielf Sofield had 14 each, and Masai Olowokere scored 10 points. In the first half, UCA dominated the free throw column with 11 makes to Southeast Missouri State’s zero. The Bears forced 10 turnovers, but the Redhawks (1-3) made five more shots, including 11 in the paint. In the second half, both teams got it going from behind the arc. UCA made 6-of-13 from deep, but it added just three points from the free throw line. Southeast Missouri State made 5-of-16 shots from deep and 14-of-19 from the stripe in the second half.