Scores

Final

Bethune-Cookman 54

(5-21, 3-8 MEAC)

N Carolina Cent 77

(17-5, 8-1 MEAC)

    4:40 PM ET, February 8, 2014

    McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium, Durham, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    COOK 22 3254
    NCCU 35 4277

    Top Performers

    Bethune-Cookman: M. Jackson 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    North Carolina Central: E. Chapman 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 11 Ast, 2 Stl

    NC Central upends Bethune-Cookman 77-54

    Associated Press

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Reggie Groves scored 15 points and North Carolina Central trampled Bethune-Cookman 77-54 on Saturday, expanding their win streak to nine games while staying atop the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

    Emanuel Chapman scored 14 points with 11 assists and Karamo Jawara and Jay Copeland recorded 11 points apiece for the Eagles.

    North Carolina Central (17-5, 8-1) broke out to a 17-5 lead on the heels of a trio of 3-pointers made by Groves over a 90-second span midway through the first period. The Eagles upped that gap to 13 and led Bethune-Cookman 35-22 at the break.

    The Eagles edged further from Bethune-Cookman (5-21, 3-8) throughout the second period, and finished shooting a blistering 62 percent from the field, including 9 of 14 (64 percent) from 3-point range, leading to the 23-point win.

    Malik Jackson led Wildcat scorers with 14 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    COOK
    NCCU
    Points 54 77
    FG Made-Attempted 17-42 (.405) 26-42 (.619)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 9-14 (.643)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 16-20 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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