Title















Site Registration | FInd a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map | Search the Site
The Voice of the Black Community

Sports

N.C. Central on a roll into tournament
MEAC champs in first NCAA Division I playoffs
 
Published Thursday, March 20, 2014 6:28 am
by Staff Reports

DURHAM – North Carolina Central earned its chance to make a splash in its first NCAA Division I basketball tournament. 

The Eagles are seeded 14th in the East Region and will take on third-seeded Iowa State Friday at approximately 10 p.m. at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

The Eagles enter the tournament field of 68 as winners of 20 straight games and have tied for the most wins in a single season in school history, tying the 1989 NCAA Division II national championship team that went 28-4 and the legendary John McClendon’s 1950-51 team that finished 28-5.?

NCCU clinched its first berth to the NCAA Division I tournament on March 16 with a 71-62 win over Morgan State in Norfolk, Va.? ?The Eagles have only faced two Big 12 Conference opponents (Kansas State and Oklahoma).  NCCU lost 95-49 to Kansas State in 2009, and Oklahoma in overtime 71-63 in 2010.? ?

NCCU enters the NCAA tournament with a resume that includes a win against the No. 12-seed in the Midwest region, N.C. State (82-72), and close loses to East fifth seed Cincinnati (74-61) and No. 1 Midwest seed Wichita State (77-66) on Dec. 22.? ?

The Eagles went 15-1 in the MEAC to run away with the regular season crown and recorded back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since 1996-97.

 

Comments

Leave a Comment


Send this page to a friend

Upcoming Events

read all
29

Bearden Birthday Bash

This festival takes place over Labor Day Weekend

29

Alien Worlds & Androids At Discovery PlaceŠ

Looking for space exploration? Don’t miss

29

Rockin' & Racin' Exhibit

Get ready for a jam session like no other at the

Latest News

read all

Justice differences in black and white

America's racial divide on law and order

Tougher NFL domestic violence penalties announced

First offense 6 games; second is lifetime ban

Time to police the police

Law enforcement should answer to public