Quatarrius Wilson added 12 points with 15 boards for his third consecutive double-double and Jarren Greenwood added 10 points with nine assists for the Cowboys (9-14, 6-7 Southland Conference), who held the Bears to 38.5 percent shooting from the field.
Trailing by 15 at halftime, the Bears closed to 69-68 on Thatch Unruh's 3 with 3:05 left, but the Cowboys led 76-70 on Ledoux's 3 with 58 seconds to go. Mathieu Kamba was fouled on a made layup but missed a free throw that would have cut Central Arkansas' deficit to three points. McNeese State missed the front end of 1-and-1s on its final two possessions.
Mannion, who recently reclassified and is ESPN's No.11 overall player in the class of 2019, chose Arizona over Marquette.
He'll fit in with Sean Miller's plans for a faster tempo on offense.
The cream of the crop of American high school basketball will congregate in Colorado Springs from Oct. 5-7, as USA Basketball unveils its newly expanded Junior National Team minicamp in collaboration with the NBA, NCAA and NBPA.
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