Arnett, who recorded no stats in eight minutes, is battling plantar fasciitis, the painful foot condition.
UC took the 14th-place Big Blues (3-20, 3-16) to school in the first half, shooting 65.4 percent to take a 51-32 lead. And that margin was smaller than it might have been, thanks to Ryan Braxton's long banked 3-pointer at the buzzer.
The Blues even scored the first five points of the second half to cut the UC lead to 14, but the Eagles rebuffed the rally with a Dreher 3-pointer and a Washington dunk off a Lipkins steal. Later in the half, the Eagles scored 13 straight to take an 89-56 lead.
UC scored 29 points off 19 turnovers and held Bluefield to 34 percent shooting, but Downey was looking for a sharper finish in the final 20 minutes.
"We need to do better. We're trying to play five-minute quarters each half, win five minutes at a time," Downey said. "That's kind of our goal."
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