University of Central Arkansas men's basketball coach Rand Chappell says senior guard Mike Pouncy is out indefinitely with a recurring foot injury.

Pouncy, one of the Bears' leading scorers, missed most of last season with the injury and reinjured the foot in Saturday's loss against Oakland University. Chappell said Pouncy had had limited practice time all season.

"But once he steps on the floor, nobody on the other team knows he's hurt," said Chappell at Monday's weekly Bearbacker luncheon.

The Sugar Bears, winners of three straight (including two NAIA teams) face by far their toughest test to date Tuesday night against Tulsa University at the Farris Center.

"Our kids believe they are good because they don't know any better," said Sugar Bear coach Matt Daniel referring to the least-experienced team in the country. "I want their confidence to be high but also we need a dose of reality."