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Cent. Arkansas 85, Chicago St. 73

NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Mark Rutledge scored 19 points to lead five Central Arkansas players in double figures in an 85-73 victory over Chicago State on Friday night in the Lumberjack Classic.

Rutledge went 4-for-5 from the field, including 3-for-3 on 3-pointers, and 8-for-8 from the line for the Bears (3-6). Chris Henson and Mike Pouncy scored 13 points apiece, Imad Qahwash had 12 and TK Smith had 11.

Carl Montgomery paced the Cougars (2-8) with a double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds. Sean Montgomery added 13 points and Victor Scott and Hajji Martin 10 each.

Chicago State made eight more baskets than Central Arkansas but went 5 of 17 from the free throw line as opposed to Central Arkansas' 27 of 33. The Cougars also outrebounded the Bears 49-39.

The Bears led 40-30 at intermission and never by fewer than eight in the second half.