N.C. Central beat N.C. A&T 73-55 on Saturday, sweeping the series with its main rival.
NCCU looks to sweep N.C. A&T, which ended the Eagles' season a year ago in the MEAC Tournament.
The Eagles have won 12 games in a row.
NCCU committed 33 turnovers against Savannah State.
Before playing March 3 game in Durham on ESPNU, Eagles and Tigers play in Savannah, Ga., tonight
Jeremy Ingram scored 22 points as N.C. Central topped South Carolina State 67-53 on the road Saturday.
An NCCU win tonight at South Carolina State (6 p.m.) gets the Eagles closer to a prime spot in the conference tourney at Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va., where the winner picks up the league’s lone ticket to the NCAA Tournament.
It’s a straightforward to-do list for NCCU: Finish first in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Win the MEAC Tournament, which would send NCCU to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.
Make that 21 home wins in a row for N.C. Central. The latest NCCU victory in McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium arrived in the win column Monday night against Florida A&M, a 92-49 decision that avenged NCCU's only MEAC loss of the year.
Jasmine Grice.scored 18 points in the first half against N.C. Central as Florida A&M built an 11-point halftime lead en route to a 70-63 win on Monday.
Eagles welcome the only MEAC team to topple them to their "Jungle" tonight
N.C. Central’s Jessica Freeman went to the well and dipped big buckets for the Lady Eagles until the shots dried up in double overtime against Bethune-Cookman. It took the Wildcats an extra 10 minutes beyond regulation to finally scratch the Eagles in McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium on Saturday. The visitors from Daytona Beach, Fla., beat NCCU 66-60.
Reggie Groves scored 15 points and N.C. Central trampled Bethune-Cookman 77-54 on Saturday, expanding their winning streak to nine games while staying atop the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
The MEAC-leading Eagles haven’t been perfect, but they’ve been awfully good, riding an eight-game winning streak they hope to continue Saturday when Bethune-Cookman visits McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium (4 p.m., NCCUEaglePride.com).