Scores

Final

N Carolina A&T 47

(13-15, 6-7 MEAC)

N Carolina Cent 51

(19-8, 12-1 MEAC)

4:00 PM ET, February 23, 2013

McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium, Durham, North Carolina

1 2 T
NCAT 30 1747
NCCU 27 2451

Top Performers

North Carolina A&T: B. Beckford 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

North Carolina Central: S. Kidd 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

NC Central 51, NC A&,T 47

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Stanton Kidd and Jeremy Ingram scored 14 points each and North Carolina Central dodged a bullet against North Carolina A&T, holding on for a 51-47 victory.

The Eagles (19-8, 12-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 30-27 at halftime but built a 45-38 lead over the next 10 minutes. North Carolina A&T held North Carolina Central scoreless for nearly 9 minutes after that, pulling within 45-44 on Lamont Middleton's layup with 3:01 left.

Emanuel Chapman snapped the scoreless streak with a layup with 1:18 left for a 47-44 advantage, and the Aggies never pulled closer than two points again.

North Carolina A&T scored just 17 points in the second half on 20.8-percent shooting (5 of 24), including 1 of 8 from 3-point range. Jeremy Underwood had 11 points off the bench, and starters Bruce Beckford and Adrian Powell had 10 apiece as the Aggies dropped their third straight game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCAT
NCCU
Points 47 51
FG Made-Attempted 18-47 (.383) 14-35 (.400)
3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 4-12 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 19-21 (.905)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 5

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Dec 1, 2012 NCCU 66, @NCAT 62Recap
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