Stanton Kidd scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half as N.C. Central won its fifth straight game by holding off Hampton 68-64 Thursday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Justin Jackson, a 6-7 small forward from Spring, Texas, made a verbal commitment to North Carolina via social media on Monday night.
N.C. Central kept shooing the pesky S.C. State Bulldogs before finally putting them away 62-54 in the Eagles’ final home game of the regular season Monday night in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s basketball.
N.C. Central, coming off its second win of the season over the weekend, wasn’t locked in mentally Monday night, and it cost the Lady Eagles against S.C. State, NCCU coach Vanessa Taylor said.
N.C. Central’s win over Savannah State on Saturday put the Eagles at that 20-win benchmark that is regarded as the standard for a successful college basketball season.
NCCU coach LeVelle Moton said he hadn’t necessarily counted on the Eagles winning so many games, although he added that those victories really just add up to a good starting point.
It wasn’t beautiful basketball, but N.C. Central figured out how to get the ball through the rim more often than Savannah State for a win that tightened the Eagles’ grip on second place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Saturday. NCCU’s 51-47 victory over the Tigers in McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium gave the Eagles their first 20-win season since the school jumped to Division I in 2011.
A storybook finish in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference by N.C. Central senior Chasidy Williams delivered a milestone win for first-year Lady Eagles coach Vanessa Taylor in McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium on Saturday. On Senior Day, Williams hit the game-winning free throw with two seconds left, giving Taylor her 300th career win 33-29 over Savannah State.
Second place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference is right there for N.C. Central, and the Eagles plan to give it a good lean at the finish line.
Both the N.C. Central and Duke men’s basketball teams find themselves in similar situations today — seeking to avenge earlier losses.
Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon and Alexis Jones were named ACC male and female rookie of the week on Monday, as announced by the league office.
It was N.C. A&T’s experience against the team-chemistry experiment that N.C. Central had going on in McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium on Saturday.
NCCU coach LeVelle Moton got the explosion he was looking for when his fluid lineup of newcomers and program veterans converged for a 51-47 win over their archrival from Greensboro.
No. 1 North Carolina (4-0) scored eight runs through the first four innings en route to a series-opening 11-2 win over Stony Brook (0-4) Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium.
N.C. Central coach LeVelle Moton claimed he didn’t recognize his team at the start of Saturday’s showdown with rival N.C. A&T. But Jeremy Ingram’s 3-pointer with 13:11 left in the second half allowed the Eagles to get their talons around their first lead of the game, a margin they wouldn’t relinquish in 51-47 win at sold-out McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium.
The scouting report around the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference about N.C. Central is that the Lady Eagles can’t put the ball in the basket, and their 22.6 percent shooting output against rival N.C. A&T left little doubt about that. The Aggies shot 49 percent and got 18 points and 10 rebounds from Eboni Ross in a 60-33 win over NCCU on Saturday.