The University of Central Arkansas Bears followed a good shooting half with a poor one Friday and dropped their finale in the UNO Classic, falling 75-66 at Lakefront Arena.

The Bears (1-6) shot 54.2 percent from the field in the opening half and trailed by just two points (37-35) at halftime. The shooting went south in the final 20 minutes, as UCA went 12 of 31 (38.7 percent) overall and just 2 of 11 from 3-point range.

The Bears got another solid outing from freshman point guard Camren Hunter, who had 16 points, six rebounds, five rebounds and two steals, which were all team highs.

Sophomore guard Collin Cooper added 15 points, hitting 3 of 8 from 3-point range. Junior transfer Darious Hall, who played only six minutes in Thursday’s game due to back spasms, started and played 30 minutes Friday, scoring nine points and handing out three assists.

Junior Eddy Kayouloud scored eight points off the bench, including converting on three inbounds plays.

UCA, after three games in three days in New Orleans, has a much-needed break before visiting Top 25 Arkansas next Wednesday.

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