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N.J.I.T. 55

(8-11, 4-7 away)

N Carolina Cent 71

(10-5, 1-1 MEAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 16, 2014

    McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium, Durham, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    NJIT 24 3155
    NCCU 36 3571

    Top Performers

    N.J.I.T.: D. Lynn 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

    North Carolina Central: J. Parks 14 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    NC Central defeats NJIT 71-55.

    Associated Press

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Jay Copeland scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in leading North Carolina Central over NJIT 71-55 on Thursday night.

    Copeland's second straight double-double, and third of his career, helped propel the Eagles (10-5) to their 15th consecutive home-court victory dating to March 3, 2011. Jordan Parks scored 14 points and Jeremy Ingram added 10 in the Eagles' first meeting against the Highlanders (8-11).

    The Eagles led the entire way, taking a 12-point halftime lead after leading by 17 at one point. Their largest lead of 28 points came with 4:29 left on Alfonzo Houston's basket that made the score 70-42.

    NC Central dominated the paint, where it outscored NJIT 40-10, and also took advantage of 22 Highlander turnovers, which it turned into 22 points.

    Damon Lynn led the Highlanders with 19 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NJIT
    NCCU
    Points 55 71
    FG Made-Attempted 16-43 (.372) 27-59 (.458)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 3-18 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-23 (.696) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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