DURHAM, N.C. -- Pablo Rivas scored 15 points off the bench and North Carolina Central rolled to 77-49 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Saturday afternoon, snapping a three-game slide.
NCCU shot 50 percent from the field compared to 31.5 percent for Eastern Shore and had a 43-31 rebounding advantage.
The Eagles led by five at the break and opened the second half on a 20-7 run with the help of 3-pointers by Guerra, Gardner and Zacarry Douglas to take a 53-35 advantage with 12:41 to play. Eastern Shore got as close as 66-49 with 4:03 remaining but didn't score again.
Ahmad Frost scored 18 points for the Hawks (6-22, 2-11) who have lost three straight.
Iowa State unable to hit game-tying 3 at the buzzer
Ohio State misses a free throw, giving Iowa State a chance but the 3-pointer bounces off the rim and the Buckeyes advance with a 62-59 win.
Top-seeded UNC overcomes slow 1st half to beat Iona in NCAAs
North Carolina completed a perfect first round for top seeds in this NCAA Tournament, but not before Iona became the latest No. 16 seed to show these matchups are no sure thing.
Little rocks rim with two-handed flush
UNC pushes the pace, as they get the ball up the floor, which culminates in Kenny Williams hitting a cutting Nassir Little for the jam.
|North Carolina A&T||13-3||1||19-13|
|North Carolina Central||10-6||4||18-16|
|South Carolina State||5-11||9||8-26|