LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA (January 2, 2021) Central Arkansas had four starters shoot in double figures as the Bears downed the McNeese State Cowboys 81-67 in the first conference match for both team at Burton Coliseum. The 477 fans in attendance (due to COVID-19 restrictions) witnessed the Cowboys jump out to a nine point lead early in the first half, with the Bears rebounding to take a 43-31 lead into the locker room at the half. McNeese began a comeback in the second half, but the Bears still outscored McNeese 38-36 in the final period in route to the win.