TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jeremy Ingram scored 26 points and Stanton Kidd added 21 as North Carolina Central defeated Florida A&M 85-62 Saturday night in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action for the Eagles' third straight win.
Ingram made 9 of 13 field goals and Kidd was 10 of 15 for North Carolina Central (9-7, 2-0), which shot 57.1 percent (32 of 56) to snap the Rattlers' three-game home winning streak.
The Eagles took control early and pushed the lead into double figures for good on Emanuel Chapman's 3-pointer at the 9:45 mark to make it 23-11.
Leading 43-32 at the break, North Carolina Central opened the second half with a 17-2 spurt.
Florida A&M (4-12, 1-1), which shot 40 percent (22 of 55), had five players in double figures. Jamari Bradshaw, Trey Kellum and Reggie Lewis scored 12 apiece while Jamie Adams and Muham Abdul-Aleem added 10 points each in the Rattlers' sixth straight loss.
The Big East has joined the ACC, Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association in forming a men's basketball officiating alliance.
Nebraska guard Andrew White, who averaged 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season, will transfer from the program and is eligible immediately. What else is on Dickie V's mind this week?
The Cavaliers bring in a top-10 class of four incoming freshmen, so the Class of 2017 will be a small one. Coach Tony Bennett is aiming high.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|