DURHAM, N.C. -- Jeremy Ingram led the way with 20 points for North Carolina Central in an 84-44 win against North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night.
NCCU (12-5, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) used an 18-4 run to end the first half with a 34-17 lead, and an 18-1 run in the second to take a 62-26 lead with 12:14 to play.
Jordan Parks added 17 points for the Eagles which held NC A&T to 22.7 percent shooting (10 of 44). Karamo Jawara chipped in 13 points and eight rebounds and Jay Copeland scored 10. Emanuel Chapman had nine points and nine assists.
The Eagles had a 17-5 edge in assists and out-rebounded the Aggies 45-31 while forcing 20 turnovers.
Jeremy Underwood had eight points to lead NC A&T (6-13, 2-2) which scored 20 of its 44 points at the free-throw line.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|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|