Alfonzo Houston scored 16 points and N.C. Central limited Old Dominion to six points in overtime for a 76-69 win Tuesday night here..The Eagles (6-1) used a balanced attack, putting four players in double figures. Kamaro Jawara, Jeremy Ingram and Jordan Parks each scored 14 points for NCCU.
Basketball purists emphasize the team game, although it helps to have somebody on a squad who can flat-out get buckets.
Jeremy Ingram is that guy for 5-1 N.C. Central, who take the court this evening at 4-3 Old Dominion (7 p.m., NCCUEaglePride.com).
Durham football team heads to Florida to chase a championship.
Tuesday was more or less a time for the N.C. Central Eagles to stretch their legs before Thanksgiving, handling winless Barber-Scotia 101-46 in McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium. Even the NCCU cheerleaders had the night off.
No. 2 Duke won all nine of its regular season games in 1941, beating Tennessee in front of 48,000 fans at what was then called Duke Stadium, now Wallace Wade Stadium. In those nine regular-season games, Duke outscored its opponents 311 to 41. As Ted Mann, Duke’s sports publicist at the time, said, “This team simply beat the hell out of everyone.”
Victory gives 3-2 NCCU more wins than it had last season
After beating N.C. State, N.C. Central didn't like the way it allowed Appalachian State to hang around.
The North Carolina A&T defense scored twice, on an interception and fumble recovery, in a 28-0 win over North Carolina Central on Saturday. A&T (7-4, 4-4 Mid-Eastern Conference) held North Carolina Central (5-7, 3-5) to 148 yards of total offense and just 35 yards passing.
Two days after posting the biggest win in its Division I basketball history, N.C. Central let down in the second half after taking a 14-point halftime lead but came back to bury Appalachian State in OT behind Jeremy Ingram's game-high 36 points Friday night..
Statistical mediocrity is the best N.C. Central can achieve with a win today against N.C. A&T, a far superior outcome than having its archrival deal the deciding blow on a losing season. Compounding the challenge, NCCU (5-6, 3-4 MEAC) will have to get that .500-finish win on the Aggies’ (6-4, 3-4 MEAC) Greensboro turf (1 p.m., NCCUEaglePride.com).
Folks kept congratulating me -- me? -- for NCCU's historic win over N.C. State.
Wednesday night, the crowd at PNC Arena in Raleigh watched NCCU, a low-major Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team, outdo a squad from the marquee Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time in 14 tries.
N.C. Central won its first game ever against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent and first in five tries against N.C. State Wednesday night. The Eagles’ historic win — they’re now 1-13 all-time against ACC competition — was fraught with drama. Jeremy Ingram’s missed free throw with 11 seconds left in regulation gave N.C. State, down 63-60, a chance to force overtime, which the Pack did on Patrick Wallace’s tying 3-pointer with 3 seconds left. Ingram came back to be the hero in overtime, however, scoring the first nine points of the extra frame on four free throws, a 3-pointer and a layup as NCCU led 72-63 and eventually eradicated the Wolfpack 82-72.
Things can cut a couple of ways when it comes to N.C. Central’s Allonte Tuppins making interim coach Dwayne Foster look good.