HAMMOND, La. -- Brandon Fortenberry paced Southeastern Louisiana with a season-high 23 points and a career-best five 3-pointers as the Lions beat Central Arkansas 72-68 Saturday for their first Southland Conference win this season.
Fortenberry hit 8 of 16 from the field, including half of his 10 3-point attempts, and Roosevelt Johnson had 16 points and 12 rebounds for his third double-double this year.
The Bears (5-7, 0-2), who are now 0-7 all time when playing at Southeastern Louisiana (3-9, 1-1), were led by Jordan Harks' 17 points.
Robert Crawford led a late Central Arkansas charge, cutting a 66-59 deficit with a layup and a 3-pointer to make it 66-64 with 1:54 left. Twice, Johnson put the Lions back up by four, but both times, Harks answered with a jumper for the Bears.
Chattanooga men's basketball coach Matt McCall has received a two-year contract extension after leading the Mocs to an NCAA tournament appearance in his debut season.
North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams joins Seth Greenberg for Fast Break to discuss his favorite pregame meal, how he picks his game-day outfit and what CDs (gasp!) he has in his car.
Russillo & Kanell predict whether Ezekiel Elliott or Ben Simmons will make more of an impact during their rookie seasons.
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