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NC Central beats Howard at MEAC tournament 68-66
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Kyle Benton had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Patrick Cole's free throw broke a tie with 13.2 seconds left as North Carolina Central held on to defeat Howard 68-66 in an opening-round game at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday night.
The Eagles (13-18) will play No. 2 seed Norfolk State in a quarterfinal Wednesday.
Marcel Boyd's put-back dunk tied the game at 66-all with 16 seconds left. After Cole made 1 of 2 free throws, James Daniel drove through traffic and dished to Keon Hill, who missed a jumper from the wing. Benton got the rebound, was fouled and made 1 of 2 free throws before the Bison missed a three-quarters-court heave.MORE
|South Carolina State||12-4||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||13-19|
|Maryland Eastern Shore||7-9||10-22|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||10-22|
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