DURHAM, N.C. -- Raasean Davis scored 16 points with 12 rebounds and North Carolina Central beat Bethune-Cookman 68-59 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener on Saturday.
North Carolina Central trailed 11-4 early but Bethune-Cookman slumped midway and Gardner and Jibri Blount combined for three 3-pointers to help put the Eagles on top 16-11 and they held on for a 25-22 edge at the break.
Bethune-Cookman got as close as 34-30 early in the second half but McKnight replied with a pair of layups and a dunk to help push it to 49-38 with 9:05 to play. A dunk by Davis made it 56-42 with 5:12 left and the Eagles cruised from there.
Cletrell Pope scored 15 points and a career-high 20 rebounds for the Wildcats (5-10, 0-1).
Agau propels Fresno State past CS San Bernardino 92-47
Aguir Agau came off the bench to score a career-high 20 points, hitting 5 of 6 from 3-point range, and Fresno State rolled to a 92-47 victory over Division II-member Cal State San Bernardino on Sunday.
Texas A&M-CC gets first win, beats UT Rio Grande Valley
Jashawn Talton-Thomas scored 23 points with nine rebounds and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beat UT Rio Grande 63-55 on Sunday at the Islander Invitational.
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