DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University clinched at least a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season title on Saturday by defeating Morgan State 74-59 inside McDougald-McLendon Gym, where the Eagles have won 33 home games in-a-row.
NCCU (21-6, 13-0 MEAC) also extended the nation’s longest conference win streak to 31 games and earned the No. 1 seed in the MEAC Tournament.
Jordan Parks topped the Eagles with 20 points and 10 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season. NCCU point guard Nimrod Hilliard added 19 points, seven assist and five boards, senior shooting guard Anthony McDonald sank three 3-pointers for nine points, and the Eagles’ other two starters, Karamo Jawara and Dante Holmes, chipped in eight points each.
Morgan State (7-20, 5-8 MEAC) was led by Blake Bozeman with 18 points, while Andrew Hampton came off the bench for 17 points.
NCCU dominated the inside, out-scoring the Bears 48-8 in the paint, and shot 57.1 percent (32-for-56) from the field.
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