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.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
|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|