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Monday’s in the MEAC: Teams face tough non-conference slates, North Carolina Central reloads, and more

LeVelle Moton has reloaded the North Carolina Central Eagles for 2017-18, as they aim to defend their MEAC title. (Source: Alchetron)

CALGARY, Alta. — Another Monday has arrived, and with it comes more news from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

The 2017-18 season is another week closer, and things are slowly starting to fall into place for teams all across the country. Schedules are coming out, and we are getting a clearer picture as to how things will play out as the road to March Madness gets underway on November 10th.

A quiet week on the recruiting trail for the MEAC doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about.

From an intriguing home-and-home series to the defending champions reloading their roster, here’s how things are shaping up for the 2017-18 campaign.
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RECAP: North Carolina Central cruises to 35-point win over Bethune-Cookman

Dajuan Graf scored a game-high 18 points to go along with nine rebounds, and all five starters scored in double-digits as North Carolina Central cruised into the MEAC semifinals with a 95-60 victory over Bethune-Cookman.

NORFOLK, Va. — A two-game losing streak to enthe regular season is all but a distant memory for the North Carolina Central Eagles.

Losses to the Savannah State Tigers and North Carolina A&T Aggies generated a bit of concern surrounding the Eagles heading into the MEAC Tournament. However, the Eagles had the top seed in the tournament locked up, and they weren’t too concerned with their level of play.

On Wednesday, in their quarter-final match-up with the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, the Eagles flexed their muscle and showed why they are the team to beat.

The Wildcats were playing their second game in as many days, and were coming off a win over the Delaware State Hornets in the First Round on Tuesday, 69-62. With the Eagles having several days of rest in between games, they came out with fresh legs and pulled away early.

North Carolina Central cruised to the 95-60 win over Bthune-Cookman, thus earning themselves a spot in the semifinals on Friday. Continue reading RECAP: North Carolina Central cruises to 35-point win over Bethune-Cookman

RECAP: North Carolina Central rolls to the 69-52 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore

Guard Pat Cole (11) recorded 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists on Wednesday in the Eagles' 69-52 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Guard Patrick Cole (11) recorded 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists on Wednesday in the Eagles’ 69-52 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore.

DURHAM, N.C. — After inclement weather forced changes to the schedule for both the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks and the North Carolina Central Eagles, the two teams finally squared off on Wednesday afternoon.

The two teams were supposed to square off on Saturday afternoon in Durham, but snow forced the game to be postponed until Wednesday.

It wasn’t an easy weekend for the Eagles, as their tilt with the Delaware State Hornets was also postponed due to the weather. The Eagles fell to the Hornets on Tuesday night, 69-68.

Playing their second game in as many days, fatigue was very much a possibility for North Carolina Central against the Hawks, who were coming off a 99-88 win over the North Carolina A&T Aggies on Monday.

However, that was not the case.

While it took a bit for the Eagles to get things rolling on offense, they took a nine point lead into halftime, and used a 10-0 run early in the second to blow the game open.

Dajuan Graf scored a game-high 25 points, and North Carolina Central bounced back quick after Tuesday’s loss with a 69-52 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore. Continue reading RECAP: North Carolina Central rolls to the 69-52 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore