DURHAM, N.C. -- Jeremy Ingram scored 20 points as N.C. Central topped Delaware State 62-52 on Saturday.
The Eagles (11-5, 2-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) got 13 points from Jordan Parks while Alfonzo Houston added 10. N.C. Central shot 50 percent from the floor despite going 3 of 12 from beyond the arc and 11 of 21 (52 percent) from the line.
N.C. Central led by as much as 14 in the first half en route to a 32-21 advantage at the break.
But Delaware State clawed back after intermission and after an 11-0 run took a 1-point lead at 39-38 with 10:11 left in the game.
N.C. Central regrouped, scoring the next four points on Ingram free throws, and never trailed again.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
|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|