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MEAC Tournament: North Carolina Central faces gritty UMES


Don’t miss the action as North Carolina Central and UMES face off this Wednesday night in the first round of the MEAC Tournament.

The Eagles emerged victorious against the Hawks in their last meeting at McDougald-McLendon Arena in February 2024, with a final score of 88-55.

MEAC, North Carolina Central

North Carolina Central | OVR 17-12 | MEAC 9-5 (2nd) | NEUTRAL 0-1

Keishon Porter showed out for North Carolina Central with 37 points on 14-of-17 shooting in the team’s last matchup against South Carolina State. Porter (fourth on team in total points) will look to keep the scoring up against the Hawks’ defense.

In their most recent five games, the Eagles have conceded an average of 70.0 points per game, a statistic that aligns closely with their season trend of 68.5 points per game scored against them.

UMES | OVR 6-19 | MEAC 4-10 (7th) | NEUTRAL 0-0

UMES has hit a slump in three-point scoring. While maintaining a season average of 5.9 made threes, the 4.2 recorded in its last five games represents a notable decline.

Dionte Johnson has been a leader for the Hawks thus far this year on the defensive side of the ball. Johnson comes in averaging 1.3 steals per game, and currently ranks 14th in the MEAC for total steals.

Key Metrics

  • The Eagles pride themselves on offensive efficiency. They average 1.1 points per possession for the season, which ranks first in the MEAC (conference average is 0.99).
  • UMES turns the ball over 13.9 times per game for the season. This is the third fewest per game in the MEAC (conference average is 14.3 turnovers per game).

North Carolina Central comes into the MEAC Tournament looking for its first title since 2018.

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MEAC Tournament: North Carolina Central faces gritty UMES







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