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Cole scores career-high 32 in NC Central's victory, 82-74

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) Patrick Cole scored a career-high 32 points and also had 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead North Carolina Central over Northern Kentucky 82-74 on Saturday night.

Dajuan Graf added 16 points and Pablo Rivas 11 for the Eagles (3-2), who shot 50.8 percent to win their third consecutive game.

Drew McDonald scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds in posting his third double-double this season for the Norse (3-3). Lavone Holland II also scored 20 points.

NC Central shot out to a 42-29 halftime lead behind 15 points from Cole.

The Norse got as close as four in the second half and were within six, 77-71, before Graf hit a pair of free throws with 27 seconds left. Holland responded with a 3-pointer but Cole added a final free throw with 18 seconds remaining and Northern Kentucky's Jalen Tate missed a 3-pointer at the other end.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
Team Stats
away team logo N.C. Central 18-16 71.4 PPG 40.6 RPG 15.5 APG
home team logo N. Kentucky 26-9 78.5 PPG 40.1 RPG 16.9 APG
Key Players
32
R. Davis 14.8 PPG 9.1 RPG 0.5 APG 64.5 FG%
34
D. McDonald 18.7 PPG 9.4 RPG 2.8 APG 47.2 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB