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NC Central comes back, holds off NC A&T 51-47

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Stanton Kidd and Jeremy Ingram scored 14 points each and North Carolina Central dodged a bullet against North Carolina A&T, holding on for a 51-47 victory.

The Eagles (19-8, 12-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 30-27 at halftime but built a 45-38 lead over the next 10 minutes. North Carolina A&T held North Carolina Central scoreless for nearly 9 minutes after that, pulling within 45-44 on Lamont Middleton's layup with 3:01 left.

Emanuel Chapman snapped the scoreless streak with a layup with 1:18 left for a 47-44 advantage, and the Aggies never pulled closer than two points again.

North Carolina A&T scored just 17 points in the second half on 20.8-percent shooting (5 of 24), including 1 of 8 from 3-point range. Jeremy Underwood had 11 points off the bench, and starters Bruce Beckford and Adrian Powell had 10 apiece as the Aggies dropped their third straight game.

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