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Bears romp past Ecclesia, 121-77

Posted: December 30, 2013 - 9:07pm

The return to the Farris Center on Monday was not a good one for former University of Central Arkansas players T.K. Smith and Mike Pouncy.

Smith, 24, the first-year Ecclesia coach who was director of basketball operations last year for coach Corliss Willliamson at UCA, and his assistant, Pouncy, watched the Bears romp to a 121-77 victory over the NAIA team.

It was the highest point total for UCA (3-8) since a 2009 victory over Haskell.

Ecclesia (3-11) had 28 turnovers, 20 in the first half.

Jalen Jackson led the Bears with 21 points. Tirrell Brown added 20. DeShone McClure and Ethan Lee each had 14.

UCA opens Southland Conference play Thursday at home against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, which will begin about 7:30 p.m. after the women's game.

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