NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — North Carolina Central got no style points in winning its third consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. Coach LeVelle Moton figured in advance that that might...
North Carolina Central's LeVelle Moton is staying put.
The Eagles head coach interviewed Wednesday for the open position at East Carolina University, but he said Thursday he'll remain in Durham for his 10th season leading NCCU.
"I'm happy where I am," Moton told WRAL News. "I can't mess with happiness."
Moton met with ECU special advisor Dave Hart Wednesday about the ECU job.
Rivas’ 22 points power NC Central past Hampton, 71-63
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — North Carolina Central coach LeVelle Moton looked at his phone and couldn't help but laugh.
Early this season, when the Eagles were struggling on defense and incorporating freshmen into the lineup, his phone was pretty quiet. But on Saturday, it was blowing up with congratulatory text messages after the Eagles used a late 11-0 run to break a 58-all tie and beat Hampton 71-63 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Association championship.
Following in coach’s steps is the highest honor to Moton
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — To this day, LeVelle Moton doesn't consider himself the head basketball coach at North Carolina Central. Moton calls himself a caretaker of a program that was established by the late John McLendon.
When it comes to basketball — not just North Carolina Central basketball — McLendon's name is legendary.
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.
LeVelle Moton can sum up the North Carolina Central University men's basketball team team in one word: Misfits.
On the surface it's not exactly an endearing term, but North Carolina Central's coach says once you own that slight and find the comfort in discomfort, the differences make you the same.
"We're just from different areas that have those labels. I'm from north New Jersey. That has a very negative label," said Patrick Cole, NCCU guard and MEAC player of the year.
North Carolina Central head coach LeVelle Moton didn't think his team had earned a shot at the NCAA Tournament after finishing the regular season with back-to-back losses to Savannah State and North Carolina A&T, which ranked second from the bottom in national RPI rankings.
LeVelle Moton was all smiles Tuesday morning in Dayton, and it's not simply because his North Carolina Central Eagles are playing in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in four years.
Moton is counting his blessings that he's back in the big dance because of who he gets to share the experience with – namely his wife, Bridget, and son, LeVelle Jr.
The same couldn't be said when NC Central made the tourney in 2014.
From now until Dayton gets bounced from postseason play, NC State fans will likely be wishing, hoping and praying for Archie Miller to drown out the Jay Bilases of the world who suggest that he stay put in Ohio. The 2002 NCSU grad's been pegged as Pack nation's top pick to replace head men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried, ousted at the end of his sixth season in Raleigh. It would be a logical hire, if Miller's willing to leave, but with a fourth straight Big Dance berth in the Flyers' sights, the process is bound to get drawn out.
NC Central upsets cold-shooting Missouri 62-52
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — North Carolina Central brought heavy hearts into Mizzou Arena Monday night.
Patrick Cole had 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists and Pablo Rivas scored 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting to help the Eagles defeat Missouri 62-52.
North Carolina Central University chancellor Debra Saunders-White died of cancer Saturday at age 59. She was the first female chancellor in school history, and as coach LeVelle Moton described, the "biggest cheerleader" for the basketball program.
Local single mothers received five-star treatment Sunday night, courtesy of North Carolina Central University head basketball coach LeVelle Moton.
Moton said the motivation behind the event is his own mother. He’s seen firsthand what single motherhood looks like and he simply wants mothers in our community to know he and others see and appreciate them.
Above all else, the mothers who were in the room love their children with no exceptions.