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NCAA Game Summary - Savannah State at North Carolina Central



(Monday, March 3rd)

Final Score: North Carolina Central 64, Savannah State 57 (OT)

Durham, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Parks and Jeremy Ingram both tallied 17 points as the Eagles of North Carolina Central squeezed out a 64-57 win in overtime against the Savannah State Tigers to capture the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season title outright at McDougald-McLendon Gym.

Also scoring in double figures for the Eagles (24-5, 14-1 MEAC) was Emanuel Chapman who tallied 14 points and handed out seven assists in 45 minutes of action.

NC Central, which is a perfect 14-0 at home in 2013-14, has now captured 16 straight decisions overall and has won a regular-season crown for the first time at the NCAA Division I level.

Savannah State (11-18, 9-6) was paced by Deven Williams with 14 points, Keierre Richards 12 and Jyles Smith who tallied 10 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots in the setback.

A slow moving game in the first half, the visitors made a total of just seven field goals, with nine of their 18 points coming from Richards, although he also accounted for three of the unit's 11 turnovers as they went into the break trailing by five.

In the second half Chapman opened with a 3-pointer and then converted a layup to get the lead to double digits. Midway through the frame NCCU continued to lead by double figures and appeared to be well on the way to a comfortable victory.

Williams, who was held scoreless in the first half, brought Savannah State all the way back with his four 3-pointers in the period, tying the score at 46-46 with less than three minutes remaining in regulation.

Ingram tried to put the hosts up by three with about 30 seconds remaining, but his layup attempt was blocked, giving Savannah State life. After using a couple of timeouts, Williams drove to the rim but missed the layup, with the ball being rebounded by NCCU.

With 10.7 seconds remaining and the hosts ahead by a 49-48 score, NCCU made one of two free throws, again leaving the door open for the Tigers who subsequently knotted the score at 50-50 on a layup by Terel Hall with 2.0 seconds to send the meeting into overtime.

Chapman knocked down back-to-back jumpers in overtime, one coming from 3-point range, to give the Eagles a 57-54 edge and from there the hosts never looked back.

Savannah State held the hosts to only 3-of-18 shooting behind the 3-point line on the night, but that was not nearly enough to overcome 20 turnovers.

NCCU still has a meeting with Norfolk State on Thursday to close out the regular season, while the Tigers go up against SC State later this week.

03/03 22:05:58 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ECU 58
FRES 52
Final
CIN 59
NCCU 50
 
Final
WAS 102
ATL 106
 
4th
MIA 97
GSW 109
 
4th
MIL 81
DET 71
 
4th
NOP 76
SAC 85
 
2nd
DEN 53
CHI 43
 
4th
UMO 21
OHIO 21
 
Final
ECU 58
FRES 52
Final
ELON 74
MRGST 73
 
Final
MIZZ 61
PURD 82
Final
MAR 55
HAW 62
Final
UNF 77
LIB 57
 
Final
CHAM 85
BYU 121
Final
BUCK 58
MDES 55
 
Final
UGST 85
WCU 70
 
Final
UWGB 64
EVAN 62
 
Final
ARST 71
ALA 76
 
Final
OHIO 69
ARKPB 60
 
Final
UNH 75
BU 68
 
Final
OU 70
CHIST 57
 
Final
TOL 79
DET 82
 
Final
CLMB 57
FD 47
 
Final
QUIN 50
HART 54
 
Final
SFLA 71
HOF 70
 
Final
HARV 84
HOU 63
 
Final
BONA 79
JST 71
 
Final
STJOE 74
LIU 70
 
Final
SYR 70
GHND 37
 
Final
MLOWELL 102
MTIDA 57
 
Final
CIN 59
NCCU 50
 
Final
VT 54
NIOWA 73
 
Final
WOFF 82
OHVALLEY 54
 
Final
TEMPL 76
PENN 67
 
Final
RUTG 50
PETE 68
 
Final
BGU 62
SEMIZ 54
 
Final
LAS 73
Terriers 60
 
Final
UVA 79
TENST 36
 
Final
KENT 92
TXARL 44
 
Final
FSU 66
CITA 55
 
Final
PBY 63
TOCC 40
 
Final
COOK 56
TENNM 74
 
Final
WMARY 83
WILL 49
 
Final
USB 71
WKENT 61
 
Final
HIGH 88
WMPEACE 71
 
Final
SMU 72
ARK 78
 
Final
ARMY 80
BING 54
 
Final
CSOU 80
CARK 67
 
Final
UMBC 54
HOW 68
 
Final
ARZ 72
KYST 68
 
Final
OREG 63
VCU 77
 
2nd
PSU 73
AKR 70
 
2nd
SCST 88
CIU 52
 
Final
CREI 75
EILL 53
 
Final
ALAAM 61
JVST 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 91
JCHR 65
 
Final
TXSA 57
LOYC 71
 
Final
NDST 64
MNCROOK 63
 
2nd
NEB 71
NEOM 60
 
Final
VANDY 63
NORST 53
 
2nd
STLU 50
NCAT 49
 
Final
MTST 65
NARZ 53
 
2nd
TTU 75
NWST 64
 
2nd
TULA 74
SOUTH 59
 
2nd
ILLCH 85
STXAVIER 74
 
Final
TEX 78
RFLSH 46
 
2nd
BRAD 47
TAMCC 38
 
Final
SMISS 72
TROY 70
 
2nd
DRAK 65
IUPUI 54
 
2nd
ARKST 57
LAM 61
 
2nd
FLGC 42
USF 24
 
Half
COL 37
AFA 15
 
Half
IDAHO 28
BSU 38
 
Half
GRCN 32
BUF 45
 
Half
ORU 25
LALAF 36
 
Half
CHAR 37
MIAMI 38
 
1st
ISU 21
MD 25
 
1st
UMO 11
NW 8
 
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SDST
PITT
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SACST
BRISTOL
 
10:15pm Tonight
MICH
VILL
11:00pm Tonight
USC
CSFU
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STAN
DEL
Final
CLB 2
WIN 4
 
2nd Intermission
NAS 3
LOS 2
 
2nd Intermission
STL 2
OTT 0
 
2nd
DAL 2
EDM 1
 
1st Intermission
ARI 3
COL 0
 
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ANA
CAL
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VAN
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