Saturday, December 17, 2016

NCCU Eagles Lasso McNeese State

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana – North Carolina Central University got back in the winning column with a 74-66 win over McNeese State University on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Burton Coliseum.

The lead went back and forth between both sides in the first half, but NCCU (7-5) went to the half trailing by one to McNeese (3-6), 36-35. Although the Eagles trailed at the break, NCCU was able to outscore the Cowboys in the second half to pick up its first win of the year after being behind at the intermission.

Patrick Cole (Newark, N.J.) went over 20 points for the sixth time this year with 21, and Del'vin Dickerson (Houston, Texas) was close to a double-double with 10 rebounds and nine points. Dajuan Graf (Charlotte, N.C.) pushed out a joint game-high six assists along with 12 points to help the Eagles as well.

Jarren Greenwood (Houston, Texas) led the Cowboys with 15 points and six assists, and Stephen Ugochukwu (Lewisville, Texas) collected a game-high 11 rebounds with eight points.

The Eagles have some time off before returning to the hardwood on Dec. 28 against Truett McConnell at home at McDougald-McLendon Arena.



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