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.
Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.
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