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.

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    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

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