ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Jordan Howard scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half to help Central Arkansas pull away and beat South Carolina State 73-64 on Tuesday night.
Howard made two 3-pointers and was 12 of 13 from the line in the second half. Darraja Parnell added 10 of his 14 points in the second for Central Arkansas (3-2).
Donte Wright made 6 of 12 3-pointers and finished with 23 points to lead South Carolina State (0-5). Ian Kinard added 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
South Carolina State had its last lead, 40-37, with 14:22 to play. The Bears used a 14-0 run for a 51-40 lead. Parnell scored five points and Howard made a 3 during the stretch. The Bulldogs pulled to 51-50 but didn’t get closer.
Central Arkansas shot 54 percent (14 of 26) compared to the Bulldogs 35 percent (12-of-34 shooting) in the second half.