Polanco helps SE Louisiana hold off Central Arkansas 89-84
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HAMMOND, La. (AP) Eddy Polanco scored seven of his 19 points in the final minute to help Southeastern Louisiana fight off Central Arkansas' comeback bid for an 89-84 win on Saturday night.
Mathieu Kamba, who had a career-high 30 points, slammed home a dunk with 1:48 remaining as Central Arkansas closed to 76-75. Joshua Filmore and Polanco responded with back-to-back 3-pointers to push the advantage to 82-77. Polanco, who finished 11 of 11 from the line, then added four consecutive free throws to seal the win.
The Bears roared out to a 43-35 halftime advantage. Southeastern Louisiana opened the second half on a 17-6 run to go ahead 52-49. The Loins took the lead for good, 63-57, when Polanco scored six straight unanswered points.
Kamba also had 10 rebounds for Central Arkansas (12-12, 6-5). Jordan Howard added 25 points.
Updated February 3, 2018