North Carolina Central broke their streak of three consecutive losses, defeating The Citadel in an 81-74 contest on Tuesday night at McDougald-McLendon Arena. They went into halftime with a 42-33 lead and were able to hold off the Bulldogs for the final 20 minutes.
Justin Wright led the way for North Carolina Central , putting up 24 points. As a whole, the Eagles were impressive on the offensive side of the ball, racking up 1.08 points per possession on 51% shooting from the field. Free throws were another positive component of their night. They drew 29 fouls on the defense, which led to 23 points on 68% shooting from the charity stripe.
The Citadel’s offense was led by Austin Ash, who scored 23 points. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 28-of-60 from the field and 7-of-28 from three. That contributed to their average of 0.97 points per possession and 55% true shooting, which wasn’t enough to secure the win.
North Carolina Central’s win today put an end to its recent struggles. Next, the team will face a struggling Toccoa Falls team on January 4. On the other side, The Citadel’s struggles continue. The team can’t seem to stop the losses from piling up. A conference clash with Chattanooga on December 30 is the Bulldogs’ next action.
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