Futrell gets 18 points in NCCU’s 73-70 win over Tennessee Tech

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP)—Charles Futrell scored 18 points and Ashton Sauls had 17 as North Carolina downed Tennessee Tech 73-70, giving the Eagles their first victory as a Division I school.

Joshua Worthy scored 10 points for N.C. Central (1-5) in the final game of the inaugural Blue Ribbon Challenge.

Anthony Fisher got three tries from long range in the final 10 seconds but couldn’t connect for the Golden Eagles (1-4).

Daniel Northern led Tennessee Tech with 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Amadi McKenzie scored 15 points.

Tennessee Tech trailed the entire game, except for 5-5 tie, but did pull within three points, 71-68, in the final minutes.

N.C. Central led 38-31 at halftime.

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D. Northern D. Northern
7-13,  18 Pts
14 Rebs, 0 Assists
 N.C. Central
C. Futrell C. Futrell
5-9,  18 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists

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