North Carolina Central defeats Eastern Illinois 57-52
Patrick Cole added 12 points and four assists for the Eagles in the consolation game of the Visitors' Bracket at the Global Sports Classic.
NC Central (4-8) led 54-51 with 23 seconds left. After the Panthers made a free throw, Cole made two free throws for NC Central. The Panthers missed a long 3-pointer, Ingram was fouled getting the rebound, and he added a final free throw.
The Eagles led 27-24 at halftime. The Panthers tied the game at 37-37 on a 3-pointer by Riley. Ingram put NC Central up 44-41 with 8:33 to play. The Panthers closed within one possession several times but could not catch the Eagles.