CONWAY, Ark. -- Gary Stewart scored 19 points, one of six men in double figures, and Northwestern State defeated Central Arkansas 100-88 on Saturday.
Stewart hit 5 of 8 from 3-point range for Northwestern State (10-5, 4-1 Southland).
James Hublin scored 17 points and had three blocked shots and Cary Roberson scored 13.
Northwestern State was 30 of 37 from the free-throw line.
Central Arkansas (5-9, 0-4) was led by Robert Crawford, who scored 22 points. He was 3-of-5 from 3-point range. LaQuentin Miles scored 21 points. Jarvis Garner scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Northwestern State had a 44-41 rebounding edge, with six players getting five or more.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
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