Hop in for a ride around San Antonio with Herald-Sun sports writer John McCann.
When you’re N.C. Central and sharing Tobacco Road with basketball behemoths like Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State, there’s a premium on elbow room. “You’re constantly fighting for respect,” NCCU coach LeVelle Moton said. “... Unfortunately, often times we get lost in the shuffle, but we fight for our respect and hopefully people will take notice and understand that we play great basketball at North Carolina Central, as well.” NCCU put a bow on its season at the AT&T Center on Friday during the second round of the NCAA Tournament, losing 93-75 to Iowa State.
Georges Niang scored 24 points to lead third-seeded Iowa State over No. 14 N.C. Central in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament. Includes post-game quotes from N.C. Central and Iowa State.
NCCU plays Iowa State today at AT&T Center in a second-round NCAA Tournament game (9:50 p.m., TNT). It’s NCCU’s first time in the tournament, a monumental moment in the history of the program. But Coach LeVelle Moton’s mind is on his hospitalized baby boy.
The Eagles have landed in San Antonio. It’s time for N.C. Central to get back to work. The team’s next assignment is in the NCAA Tournament against Iowa State at the AT&T Center on Friday (9:50 p.m., TNT).
Overshadowed for years in its own crowded area code, N.C. Central is ready for its debut on college basketball’s biggest stage. In just their third season as a full Division I member, the Eagles have joined Triangle neighbors Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State in the NCAA Tournament.
New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton is not the bad guy that he's been made out to be, N.C. Central coach LeVelle Moton said.
NCCU coach LeVelle Moton loves his job but absolutely adores his family.
NCCU in the NCAA Tournament.
NCCU will debut in the Big Dance against Iowa State in San Antonio’s AT&T Center on Friday (9:50 p.m., TNT). The Eagles learned the news along with NCCU fans who gathered for a viewing party at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium on Sunday.
UNC was awarded the No. 6 seed in the East Region and will open tournament play Friday against No. 11 Providence at the AT&T Center (7:20 p.m., TNT). Next up would be No. 3 Iowa State or No. 14 N.C. Central in the round of 32 on Sunday, with the winner of that game advancing to the East Regional semifinals in New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
NCAA BRACKET: ACC lands 6 in bracket ... N.C. State to play Xavier in First Four; Duke No. 3 seed (Midwest); UNC No. 6 seed (South); N.C. Central No. 14 seed (South). ACC gets six teams into field including No. 1 seed Virginia (East), No. 3 Syracuse (South), No. 9 Pittsburgh (South).
Jeremy Ingram scored 29 points and N.C.Central used an 8-1 run to get some separation and held on to beat Morgan State 71-62 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship on Saturday night. Karamo Jawara added 10 points for the Eagles (28-5), who won their 20th consecutive game and claimed the league's automatic NCAA tournament berth in only their third season at the Division I level.
It's Morgan State vs. N.C. Central for the MEAC Tournament championship.