Scores

Final

N Carolina Cent 69

(5-6, 1-0 MEAC)

Drake 72

(5-5, 3-1 home)

8:05 PM ET, December 19, 2012

Knapp Center, Des Moines, Iowa

1 2 T
NCCU 37 3269
DRKE 41 3172

Top Performers

North Carolina Central: S. Kidd 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Drake: S. VanDeest 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

Drake 72, NC Central 69

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Seth VanDeest scored 19 points, including two straight baskets in the closing minutes, to lead Drake to a 72-69 victory over North Carolina Central on Wednesday night.

VanDeest's layup with 1:36 remaining gave the Bulldogs (5-5) a 68-66 lead, and he added another basket with 47 seconds left to make it a four-point game.

A 3-pointer by Stanton Kidd brought NC Central within 70-69 with 31 seconds left, but after Richard Carter hit two free throws for Drake with 11 seconds left, two 3-point attempts from the Eagles (5-6) in the final 3 seconds were off the mark.

Ben Simons added 16 points for Drake, which hit 10 of 21 3-point attempts. Carter had 13 points and five assists.

Kidd and Jeremy Ingram each had 23 points for NC Central, which was playing for the first time in 15 days.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
NCCU
DRKE
Points 69 72
FG Made-Attempted 27-56 (.482) 22-44 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 10-21 (.476)
FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 18-24 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 12

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Dec 19, 2012 @DRKE 72, NCCU 69Recap