DURHAM, N.C. -- Jordan Perkins had 13 points and 14 assists on Monday night and North Carolina Central beat Howard 83-66.
Dominique Reid made all seven of his shots from the field and finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles (14-13, 8-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Reginald Gardner Jr. was 4 of 5 from 3-point range for 12 points, Larry McKnight Jr. scored 11 and Raasean Davis added 10 points.
North Carolina Central opened the game with an 11-2 run and never trailed. The Eagles pushed the lead to 44-30 early in the second half with a 9-0 run and the Bison (8-21, 5-8) cut the deficit to single digits only twice after that.
The Eagles were 9 of 16 from 3-point range and 32 of 56 (57 percent) overall from the field.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' men's basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|