North Carolina Central vs Drake

Drake 72, NC Central 69

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Seth VanDeest scored 19 points, including two straight baskets in the closing minutes, to lead Drake to a 72-69 victory over North Carolina Central on Wednesday night.

VanDeest's layup with 1:36 remaining gave the Bulldogs (5-5) a 68-66 lead, and he added another basket with 47 seconds left to make it a four-point game.

A 3-pointer by Stanton Kidd brought NC Central within 70-69 with 31 seconds left, but after Richard Carter hit two free throws for Drake with 11 seconds left, two 3-point attempts from the Eagles (5-6) in the final 3 seconds were off the mark.

Ben Simons added 16 points for Drake, which hit 10 of 21 3-point attempts. Carter had 13 points and five assists.

Kidd and Jeremy Ingram each had 23 points for NC Central, which was playing for the first time in 15 days.

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Scoreboard
North Carolina Central (5-6)373269
Drake (5-5) «413172

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North Carolina Central Eagles
S. Kidd, F3611-140-162423
D. Williams, F70-10-21020
J. Ingram, G408-172-330223
E. Chapman, G301-30-04632
R. Willis, G210-32-23122
K. Jawara314-80-010348
A. Houston181-53-40225
D. Ferguson102-32-21316
A. Galaya70-20-00000
N. Sims00-00-00000
Totals 27-569-1431172069
 48.2%64.3% 
Drake Bulldogs
B. Simons, F365-132-201116
J. Clarke, F161-22-43214
S. VanDeest, C306-97-851419
C. Hines, G251-40-02002
M. Mason, G171-10-01213
J. King271-62-210325
R. Carter233-55-715213
G. Ricks Jr.152-20-00206
D. Ugbede62-20-03104
J. Jeffers40-00-01000
K. Babineaux10-00-10010
Totals 22-4418-2427171272
 50%75% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. A&T0-04-1107
Morgan St.0-03-2162
Beth.-Cook.0-02-3328
Md.-E. Shore0-02-3228
Savannah St.0-02-4279
Hampton0-02-5277
N.C. Central0-02-5319
Delaware St.0-01-4348
Florida A&M0-01-6151
Norfolk St.0-00-5164
S.C. State0-00-5311
Coppin St.0-00-6306
Howard0-00-6290

Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Loyola-Chi.0-06-0223
Valparaiso0-06-067
Bradley0-05-141
Evansville0-05-173
Drake0-03-193
Missouri St.0-05-2138
N. Iowa0-05-2103
So. Illinois0-02-1169
Illinois St.0-03-2113
Indiana St.0-02-3158
 
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OKST 69
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