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Red-Hot Eagles Fly Past SWU 92-55

Durham, NC –  North Carolina Central University tacked on a fifth win to its winning streak with a 92-55 decision over Southern Wesleyan at McDougald-McLendon Arena on Thursday, Dec. 1.

NCCU (5-2) shot an even 50 percent from the field and held SWU (1-5) to under 30 percent from the field.  The Eagles shot exactly 50 percent from the floor in both halves for a total of 34 made shots, and knocked down 48 percent of their three-point attempts.

The Eagles led by as many as 39 points when they were up 80-41 with six and a half minutes remaining in the contest, and shared the ball well as they tied the season-high with 23 assists.

Junior forward Pablo Rivas (Phoenix, Ariz.) saw a streak of 15 consecutive made field goals snapped, stretching back to the second half of the game at Northern Kentucky on Nov. 26, but he still finished with 19 points along with five rebounds and a game-high three blocks.

Patrick Cole (Newark, N.J.) tallied his fourth game scoring over 20 points with 21 against the Warriors with six rebounds and six assists.  Forward Will Ransom (Fort Worth, Texas) had a second consecutive big defensive game with a team-high 12 boards, and C.J. Wiggins (Richmond, Va.) dished out a game-high seven assists.

NCCU heads back away from home on Saturday, Dec. 3 when the Eagles travel to East Carolina.  Tipoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and the game will be carried live on the NCCU Sports Network and ESPN3.

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