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Davis, McKnight lead NC Central past Bethune-Cookman 68-59

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Raasean Davis scored 16 points with 12 rebounds and North Carolina Central beat Bethune-Cookman 68-59 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener on Saturday.

Davis was 7-of-7 shooting from the field for the Eagles (6-9, 1-0). Larry McKnight Jr., Jordan Perkins and Reggie Gardner Jr. added 12 points apiece.

North Carolina Central trailed 11-4 early but Bethune-Cookman slumped midway and Gardner and Jibri Blount combined for three 3-pointers to help put the Eagles on top 16-11 and they held on for a 25-22 edge at the break.

Bethune-Cookman got as close as 34-30 early in the second half but McKnight replied with a pair of layups and a dunk to help push it to 49-38 with 9:05 to play. A dunk by Davis made it 56-42 with 5:12 left and the Eagles cruised from there.

Cletrell Pope scored 15 points and a career-high 20 rebounds for the Wildcats (5-10, 0-1).

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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
12T
away team logo Bethune-Cook. 5-10 223759
home team logo NC Central 6-9 254368
Team Stats
away team logo Bethune-Cook. 5-10 73.9 PPG 44.1 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo NC Central 6-9 71.4 PPG 40.6 RPG 15.5 APG
Key Players
22
I. Bailey 14.7 PPG 2.3 RPG 2.0 APG 44.1 FG%
32
R. Davis 14.8 PPG 9.1 RPG 0.5 APG 64.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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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