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Norfolk State vs North Carolina Central

NC Central tops Norfolk St 68-45; advances in MEAC


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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeremy Ingram and Jordan Parks scored 14 points apiece as top-seeded North Carolina Central eliminated No. 4 seed Norfolk State 68-45 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference semifinal on Friday.

The Eagles face Morgan State (15-15) in the final, which eliminated Coppin State 79-64 in the other semifinal on Friday.

N.C. Central (27-5) led by two with 9:13 left in the first half, then went on a 14-7 run - including a 3-pointer by Ingram - en route to a 32-24 lead at the break.

An 11-0 run at the start of the second half by the Eagles, fueled by Parks' layup and a 3-pointer by Karamo Jawara, propelled N.C. Central's lead to 43-24 and it cruised from there, never trailing by fewer than 16 the rest of the way.

N.C. Central held a huge advantage at the free-throw line, making 20 of 24, compared with 9 of 14 for Norfolk State. Emanuel Chapman had 13 points and Jawara finished with 11.

Pendarvis Williams led Norfolk State (19-14) with 12 points.

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MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Delaware St.0-02-1165
Beth.-Cook.0-01-1127
N.C. Central0-01-193
N.C. A&T0-01-2227
Norfolk St.0-01-2225
Howard0-01-3241
Md.-E. Shore0-01-381
Hampton0-00-2127
Morgan St.0-00-2241
Savannah St.0-00-2269
Coppin St.0-00-3127
Florida A&M0-00-3263
S.C. State0-00-3302
 
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