Southeastern Louisiana's Roosevelt Johnson executed nicely a catch-and-shoot on an inbounds pass from Roger Woods with 1 second left to give Southeastern Louisiana a 70-69 victory over the University of Central Arkansas on Thursday at the Farris Center.
It ended a three-game winning streak by the Bears (8-11, 3-6).
A 3-pointer by Robert Crawford with 5.6 seconds left gave the Bears a 69-68 lead in a change that had 14 lead changes. The Lions (8-11, 6-3) got the ball quickly downcourt where Anthony Borden blocked a shot out of bounds. After UCA took two timeouts to set its defense, Woods lobbed to Crawford in the lane who had the perfect touch on the ball for the go-ahead basket.
A three-quarter court shot by DeShone McClure glanced off the backboard to the right of the rim.
"We talked about defending that play (the inbounds pass) but we kind of fell aleep on it," UCA coach Corliss Williamson said. "It's hard to defend, especially against someone who is strong, has good hands and can jump. And You have to be cautious about fouling but sometimes you have to take the risk."
Johnson, 6-foot-6, had 28 points and 14 rebounds. Crawford led UCA with 17 and LaQuentin Miles had 15.
The Bears' Jarvis Garner did not play because of a two-game disciplinary suspension.
Further details on the game will be in Saturday's Log Cabin Democrat.