November 16, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Jeremiah Ingram scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Jay Copeland added 15 more points with 11 boards, and North Carolina Central beat Allen University, 78-54, on Monday night.

Nate Allen also had 15 points for NC Central (1-1), and Dajuan Graf added 10 and four assists.

Neither team shot the ball well, as both finished below the 40 percent plateau. But the Eagles won the rebounding battled 57-37, including 22-5 on the offensive end, had eight more assists as a team (20-12), and forced 20 Allen turnovers defensively.

NC Central closed the first half on a 7-0 run and led 33-26 at the break. The run continued into the second period, as Ingram had a 3-point play followed by a Graf jumper on the ensuing possession to give the Eagles a double digit lead.

Dj Marshall had 11 points and eight rebounds to lead Allen.

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