Perkins hits buzzer beater as NCCU beats Delaware St. 71-70
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Raasean Davis scored 25 points on 12-of-12 shooting and Jordan Perkins made a layup just before the final buzzer to help North Carolina Central slip past Delaware State 71-70 on Monday night.
Randy Miller Jr. had 13 points, Larry McKnight Jr. scored 11 and Perkins finished with nine for North Carolina Central. The Eagles (8-9, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) have won four in a row.
Davis, McKnight lead NC Central past Bethune-Cookman 68-59
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Raasean Davis scored 16 points with 12 rebounds and North Carolina Central beat Bethune-Cookman 68-59 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener on Saturday.
Davis was 7-of-7 shooting from the field for the Eagles (6-9, 1-0). Larry McKnight Jr., Jordan Perkins and Reggie Gardner Jr. added 12 points apiece.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Reginald Gardner Jr. scored 20 points and his four 3-pointers sparked key second-half runs that powered sixth-seeded North Carolina Central past No. 11 seed Coppin State 60-48 in Tuesday night's opening round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament.
Jordan Perkins added 12 points with five assists and Raasean Davis grabbed nine rebounds for NC Central (16-15), which advances to face No. 3 seed Savannah State in Thursday's first semifinal.
North Carolina Central beats Howard 83-66
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Perkins had 13 points and 14 assists on Monday night and North Carolina Central beat Howard 83-66.
Dominique Reid made all seven of his shots from the field and finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles (14-13, 8-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Reginald Gardner Jr. was 4 of 5 from 3-point range for 12 points, Larry McKnight Jr. scored 11 and Raasean Davis added 10 points.
Bethune-Cookman coasts to 99-81 win over NC Central
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Tabb scored 25 points with four steals, Isaiah Bailey added 22 points and eight assists and Bethune-Cookman beat North Carolina Central 99-81 on Monday night.
The Wildcats (14-12, 8-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) scored 12 straight to jump to a 39-17 lead and led by as many as 24 on their way to a 55-31 halftime advantage. Bethune-Cookman led by no less than 18 in the second half and had its largest lead at 89-60 shortly after the seven-minute mark.
Marrow scores 25, Hampton beats NC Central 86-70
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jermaine Marrow had 25 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, Kalin Fisher added 16 points and Hampton led wire-to-wire in beating North Carolina Central 86-70 on Monday night.
Marrow scored 15 points in the first half as Hampton build a 46-33 lead. The Pirates shot 59 percent from the field, including 4 of 5 3-pointers, before the break.
Davis, NC Central keep Delaware State winless in MEAC, 72-61
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Raashean Davis matched his career-high with 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead North Carolina Central to a 72-61 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over Delaware State Saturday, keeping the Hornets winless in conference play.
Raekwon Harney scored at the basket in the final minute of the first half to give NC Central a 40-34 lead, but Artem Tavakalyan hit a 3 with :38 left to send Delaware State into intermission trailing by just three, 40-37.
Gardner Jr. hits 4 3s, scores 19; NC Central beat UMES 63-60
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Reggie Gardner Jr. scored 19 points, including four 3-pointers, and Raasean Davis added 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting to help North Carolina Central slip past Maryland-Eastern Shore 63-60 on Monday night.
Freshman Jordan Perkins had nine points, six rebounds and nine assists for NCCU (11-9, 5-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). The Eagles have won 12 in a row against Eastern Shore (5-17, 1-5).
NCCU tops Morgan State 77-63, wins 6th straight
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Raasean Davis had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Pablo Rivas added 15 points and North Carolina Central beat Morgan State 77-63 on Monday night.
Morgan State led 18-8 after the opening seven minutes but NCCU went on a 23-2 run — with seven points by Davis. It was tied at 43 early in the second half until Davis scored five straight during a 10-0 run and NCCU's lead didn't dip below eight points the rest of the way.
NC Central tops Delaware St. 65-62 behind Jones at FT line
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Alston Jones scored 13 points with four free throws in the last 61 seconds and North Carolina Central beat Delaware State 65-62 on Wednesday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener.
NC Central uses spurt to pull away from NAIA St. Andrews
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Raasean Davis and Reginald Gardner Jr. scored 16 points apiece and North Carolina Central used the second half to pull away from NAIA St. Andrews 75-55 on Saturday.
NC Central beats Christendom 116-38 on Reid’s career night
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Dominique Reid set career highs with 15 points and 16 rebounds, Raasean Davis and Larry McKnight Jr. added 14 points apiece, and North Carolina Central beat USCAA Christendom 116-38 on Thursday night.
Finke, Jordan spark Illinois past NC Central 86-73
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — First year Illinois coach Brad Underwood spent the past week pushing junior forward Michael Finke to shoot the ball more often.
The budding star scored 22 points and teammate junior guard Aaron Jordan added 16 to lead Illinois over North Carolina Central 86-73 Friday at State Farm Center.
Davis, Perkins power NC Central to 80-67 win over Southern
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Raasean Davis notched a double-double, Jordan Perkins came off the bench to score 17 and North Carolina Central turned back Southern 80-67 on Sunday.
Davis knocked down 8 of 10 shots to score 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Eagles (2-3), while Perkins connected on 5 of 7 from the field and 6 of 10 from the foul line.