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Final

E Kentucky 63

(8-0, 1-0 away)

N Carolina Cent 57

(5-5, 1-0 MEAC)

    7:00 PM ET, December 4, 2012

    McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium, Durham, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    EKY 31 3263
    NCCU 22 3557

    Top Performers

    Eastern Kentucky: M. DiNunno 21 Pts, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    North Carolina Central: J. Ingram 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    E. Kentucky 63, NC Central 57

    Associated Press

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Mike DiNunno scored 21 points and Eastern Kentucky stayed unbeaten with a 63-57 victory over North Carolina Central Tuesday night in nonconference play.

    The Colonels (8-0) led 31-22 at halftime, closing the half on a 10-1 run. Behind Jeremy Ingram (18 points) and Ray Willis (16), North Carolina Central (5-5) got within three points in the second half but no closer.

    It's Eastern Kentucky's best start since the 1946-47 season, which began 11-0.

    DiNunno scored the game's first points on a layup and the last three on free throws in the final 0:30.

    Glenn Cosey added 11 points for Eastern Kentucky, which was outrebounded 38-19. The Colonels had decisive edges in two categories. They were 8 for 21 on 3-pointers, DiNunno making 4 of 6 treys. North Carolina Central was 1 for 7 from the arc, Ingram 1 for 6. Eastern Kentucky committed just 10 turnovers to the Eagles' 22.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EKY
    NCCU
    Points 63 57
    FG Made-Attempted 22-48 (.458) 20-45 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 1-7 (.143)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-16 (.688) 16-21 (.762)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 1

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