DURHAM, N.C. -- Jeremy Ingram had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead North Carolina Central to a 51-43 victory over Florida A&M on Saturday -- the Eagles' 10th consecutive victory.
Stanton Kidd scored 15 points and Emanuel Chapman had nine assists for the Eagles (16-7, 9-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who last won 10 straight in the 1995-96 season, when current coach LeVelle Morton led them to a 20-7 record.
Muhammad Abdul-Aleem had 13 points and Jomari Bradshaw 11 for Florida A&M (6-17, 3-6), losers of three straight. The Rattlers lost to the Eagles 85-62 on Jan. 12.
The Eagles led 23-18 at halftime, but the Rattlers took a 31-30 lead on Bradshaw's 3-pointer at 9:33. The Eagles went ahead for good, 38-36, on Copeland's dunk at the 6:04 mark and stretched it to 46-36 on two free throws by Ingram with 1:54 remaining. Ingram made 9 of 11 at the line.
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|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|