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.
Illinois coach John Groce says forward Leron Black has rejoined the team but will sit out the first six games next season after pleading guilty to misdemeanor aggravated assault.
Penn State's board of trustees has approved allowing some fans to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.
Auburn point guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen will not play his senior season after battling shoulder problems over the last two seasons.
|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|