Southern vs North Carolina Central

NC Central 59, Southern U. 55


LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Ray Willis had 20 points and nine rebounds as North Carolina Central held off Southern 59-55 Thursday at the Global Sports Hoops Showcase.

Willis made just 4 of 15 field-goal attempts but was 12 for 12 from the free-throw line for the Eagles (2-2). Stanton Kidd added 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Malcolm Miller led Southern (1-3) with 17 points. Javan Mitchell added 14 points and Derick Beltran had 10 points and nine rebounds.

NC Central missed all four of its 3-point attempts and shot just 32 percent overall, but converted 25 of 31 free throws.

The Eagles led 57-49 with 1:14 remaining before a jumper by Jameel Grace and two buckets by Beltran brought the Jaguars within 57-55 with 22 seconds left. Willis then hit two free throws for NC Central and came up with a steal to put the game out of reach.

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Southern Jaguars
M. Bol, F200-11-22031
J. Mitchell, C273-68-1020414
D. Beltran, G334-112-292410
J. Grace, G222-50-13134
C. Monroe, G180-01-21121
M. Miller306-132-331217
C. Hyder281-40-04133
Y. Johnson122-60-03025
A. Alston90-00-00020
T. Marshall10-00-00000
Totals 18-4614-203062555
North Carolina Central Eagles
S. Kidd, F335-133-6131113
J. Copeland, Jr., F202-54-56048
R. Willis, G354-1512-1291220
E. Chapman, G281-50-02412
E. Anyaorah, G141-10-00012
J. Ingram373-93-43039
K. Jawara180-32-22032
D. Ferguson120-11-21131
A. Houston20-00-00000
D. Williams11-10-00002
Totals 17-5325-313971859
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Alcorn St.13-515-15253
Jackson St.12-620-16222
Southern U.11-722-13186
Alabama St.9-914-17265
Prairie View7-117-24334
Alabama A&M6-1210-18332
Miss. Val.6-128-27330

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Norfolk St.12-417-17220
Savannah St.9-716-16277
N.C. Central7-913-19311
Md.-E. Shore7-910-22307
N.C. A&T7-910-22340
Coppin St.6-109-22326
Morgan St.6-109-22327
Delaware St.5-117-25345
Florida A&M4-128-21349
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