University of Central Arkansas taking on the Nations Premier Programs

26 Jun 2019 8:39 PM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

University of Central Arkansas taking on the Nations Premier Programs

June 12, 2019, Conway Arkansas - Next season will be an exciting inaugural collegiate basketball season for Virginia Elite Alum Jonas Munson. The 7-Foot-0 Center, West Potomac High School (Alexandria, VA) will be entering his freshman season with the University of Central Arkansas Bears of the Southland Conference.

The University of Central Arkansas men's basketball program has played a Who's Who of college basketball teams over the past 13 years at the NCAA Division I level. Trips to Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, UCLA, Michigan, Oregon, Butler, Louisville and Oklahoma State, just to name a few.

The Bears are about to tackle arguably the biggest Who in the bunch on Nov. 12 when they take on the Duke Blue Devils at storied Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. This is the third Virginia Elite alumni (Paul Rowley and Jamison Glover) to play at Cameron.
UCA Head Coach Pennell said he thinks his 2019-20 Bears are ready for to handle the tough schedule, which also includes the likes of Baylor, Georgetown, Utah, Wichita State, Marquette and Pepperdine.
UCA opens the season on Nov. 5 at Baylor in Waco, Texas, for the second time in three years before hosting cross-town rival Hendrix on Nov. 7 at the Farris Center. Georgetown follows on Nov. 9 and the Blue Devils on Nov. 12. Three of those four will be ranked in the Top 25. UCA's non-conference opponents have a combined eight national championships, 186 NCAA Tournament appearances and 32 Final Four appearances.

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