Picked to win MEAC again, Eagles have fulfilled their goal
N.C. Central University trustees have set up a working group to study the long-term “sustainability and justification” of the school’s intercollegiate athletics program.
For the fifth time in the last seven games, North Carolina Central University held its opponent to less than 50 points, while four NCCU men’s basketball starters scored double figures as the Eagles cruised to a 62-49 road victory over Savannah State University on Monday night inside Tiger Arena.
Led by senior stars Jordan Parks and Nimrod Hilliard, N.C. Central slammed Bethune-Cookman 72-49 on Senior Day at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium, clinching the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-seasion title and the No. 1 overall seed at the upcoming MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va.
After never trailing in a win against Morgan State a week ago, the North Carolina Central women’s team found itself on the other end of the box score in a 50-33 loss to Bethune-Cookman in Saturday’s Senior Day game.
Karamo Jawara is this season’s lone four-year player, and without him, NCCU would have a much different look.
NCCU got on the board first with Eric Kimber scoring off a wild pitch in the first, but Duke came roaring back with a run in every subsequent inning to win 12-1.
The N.C. Central women’s basketball team found itself in unfamiliar territory Saturday. In their 63-47 win against Morgan State, the Eagles never trailed — the first time all season that’s happened.
N.C. Central improves to 13-0 in league play and clinched a a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men's basketballl regular-season title Saturday with a 74-59 home win over Morgan State.
NCCU will retire the jersey of Sam Jones, alum and Celtics legend, in a ceremony during the men's and women's basketball double header against N.C. A&T March 5.
Eagles Reach 20-Win Benchmark for Third Straight Season
The Lady Eagles gave up an eight-point second-half advantage and allowed Florida A&M to rally for a 65-58 win.
Moton, now the head basketball coach at North Carolina Central, still considers himself to be a part of the family Smith created in Chapel Hill.
N.C. Central remained alone atop the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference standings after scratching out a 65-51 win at Bethune-Cookman Saturday night.