DURHAM, N.C. -- Jeremy Ingram scored 20 of his career-high 32 points in the first half and North Carolina Central beat Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference-foe Bethune-Cookman 81-75 Monday night.
Ingram was 17-of-20 shooting free throws and added three 3-pointers. Ray Willis scored 19 points, including the team's final 11, as the Eagles (17-7, 10-0) won their 11th straight game -- their longest streak since winning 16 straight in 1995-96.
Adrien Coleman tied a season-high with 31 points for Bethune-Cookman (9-16, 4-6) and added 10 rebounds -- eight offensive -- for his fourth double-double of the season.
North Carolina Central scored the game's first eight points and led 30-13 with 8:49 left, with Ingram accounting for 16 of those points.
The Eagles then went nearly 7 minutes without a field goal and trailed 42-41 early in the second half. North Carolina Central responded with a 7-0 run, though, and led the rest of the way.
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|