NCAA Men's Basketball

NC Central breezes past UMES 68-56 in MEAC quarterfinals

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Justin Wright had 14 points to lead five North Carolina Central players in double figures as the Eagles got past Maryland-Eastern Shore 68-56 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday night.

Nicolas Fennell had 13 points and seven rebounds for third-seeded NC Central. Ja'Darius Harris and Eric Boone totaled 12 apiece, while Kris Monroe scored 10.

Nathaniel Pollard Jr. had 17 points and seven rebounds to pace the sixth-seeded Hawks (11-15). Kevon Voyles added 13 points and Dom London scored 11.

NC Central advances to play No. 7 seed Coppin State in the semifinals on Friday.

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Updated March 11, 2022