|Jeremy Ingram scored a career-high 38 points against Savannah State. (SB Nation photo)|
North Carolina Central came to Savannah State on an 11-game winning streak on Monday might for the second-straight year. Unlike their 2013 trip, NCCU would not be denied, winning 76-62 in Tiger Arena.
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Senior guard Jeremy Ingram scored a career-high 38 points for the Eagles, who picked up their 20th win of the season. It’s the second year in a row the program has hit that mark and the 17th overall.
NCCU (20-5, ) jumped out to a 10-2 run early in the first half. Savannah State (9-17, 7-5) would get as close as 22-20 in the first half before NCCU stretched the lead to 39-31 at halftime.
The Tigers spent the rest of the game chasing the Eagles, who led by as many as 16 points in the second half. Jay Copeland added 17 points for the Eagles and Deven Williams led the Tigers with 18.
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