N.C. Central Downs Delaware State in MEAC Quarterfinals
NORFOLK, Va., — Top-seeded North Carolina Central roared to a big early lead, then saw its advantage sliced to single digits midway the second half before pulling away for a 92-75 win over eighth-seeded Delaware State Wednesday in quarterfinal action at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament at the Scope Arena.
The Eagles, the regular-season champion and winners of the last three tournament titles, earned a berth into Friday’s semifinal against the winner of Thursday’s matchup between fourth-seeded Bethune-Cookman and fifth-seeded Morgan State.
North Carolina A&T State Moves on After Taking Down Howard
NORFOLK, Va., – North Carolina A&T State advanced to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament semifinals after taking down Howard, 86-77, inside the Scope Arena Thursday night.
NCAT advanced to Friday’s semifinal against either Norfolk State or Coppin State.
The Aggies shot 50 percent (32-for-64) with four players reaching double figures. Ronald Jackson produced a double-double (24 points and 14 boards), while Tyler Maye netted 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting in the victory.
“The guys came out and competed with a one-game approach,” North Carolina A&T State head coach Willie Jones, the MEAC Coach of the Year, said. “We’re going to continue to keep our head down, stay humble and confident.”