2022-2023 Basketball

North Carolina Central takes down SC State in MEAC showdown

Five players in double figures push the Eagles to victory.

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North Carolina Central gave South Carolina State their third consecutive loss in a 71-67 contest at McDougald-McLendon Arena on Saturday evening. It was a tie game after the first 20 minutes, but the Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 33-29 in the second half to come away with the win.

Eric Boone led the way for North Carolina Central, putting up 17 points and six assists. As a team, the Eagles shot 45% from the field, 47% from behind the arc, and 76% from the free throw line. The advanced stats told a similar story, as the team put up 1.02 points per possession on 58% true shooting.

SC State was led by Jordan Simpson, who recorded 13 points and five boards against North Carolina Central. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 26-of-54 from the field and 5-of-13 from three. That contributed to their average of 0.98 points per possession and 55% true shooting, which wasn’t enough to secure the win.

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Both teams face their next test on Jan. 21. North Carolina Central hosts Delaware State, while South Carolina State readies for battle against a UMES team who is playing great lately. The Eagles will look to earn another win on their home court. On the other side, the Bulldogs will get a shot to recover from this loss.

This content was produced using Artificial Intelligence technology before being approved and published by HBCU Gameday. Sam Quick is a moniker for our AI technology and is not an actual person.

North Carolina Central takes down SC State in MEAC showdown
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