Peters, who made 14 of 16 free throws, also grabbed eight rebounds while dishing out seven assists. Jahvaughn Powell added 19 points, nailing 5 of 10 from long range, and Tevon Saddler contributed 14 points with five rebounds and five assists.
The Colonels broke free from a 44-44 tie at the break to pull ahead 70-61 at the 9:50 mark. The Bears continued the chase until they took their only lead in the second half, 81-80, following Jordan Howard’s jumper with 1:48 left.
Howard was 19 of 19 from the free throw line for 37 points for Central Arkansas (13-14, 7-7).