North Carolina Central put together a solid performance from start to finish, beating Delaware State 75-57 and advancing to the semifinals of the MEAC Tournament for the third straight season.
The win means NCCU will face arch-rival and no. 2 seed North Carolina A&T on Friday night in the semifinals for a shot at a third-straight MEAC title. Don’t tell Eagle coach LeVelle Moton that, though.
“We not defending nothing,” Moton said following his team’s relatively easy win on Thursday. “Last year is last year and the year before that is the year before that and this year is this year”.
The first half was all NCCU. NC Central shot a blazing 60.7 percent from the field thanks to 6-for-13 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc and blizzard of dunks by McKnight and Raseean Davis, who had 10 points and six rebounds.
Friday’s match-up against A&T will be the second time the two teams have matched up in eight days. A&T beat NCCU 74-52, completing a regular season sweep.