North Carolina Central Men’s basketball team has been turning heads already this year with having one of the nation’s top defenses. The Eagles only continued to pick up steam heading into the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference tournament securing a share of the conference crown with their recent victory over Morgan State.

NCCU (21-6, 13-0 MEAC) took on the Morgan State University Bears (7-20, 5-8 MEAC) in their home gym looking for the 33rd straight win on their own court. The home crowd was not disappointed. The Eagles were dominant throughout behind a ferocious offensive onslaught that gave them a lead with three minutes left in the first half that would never be relinquished.

After a layup by Junior Forward Enoch Hood helped NCCU regain the lead, the Eagles turned up the pressure scoring 12 points in the final minutes to take a 10 point lead into halftime.

The onslaught continued as Junior Guard Dante Holmes opened up the second half with a shot from range to give NCCU a 13 point lead. As the Eagles would continue to dominate the game they shot 54% from the field and held the Bears to 30% during the second half.

This victory clinches the number 1 spot in the MEAC conference tournament for the Eagles in addition to extending their conference winning streak to a nation high 31 games.

NCCU looks to continue their dominance against a resilient Bethune-Cookman University team in their next game on February 28th. A victory in this game or a loss by Norfolk State gives the Eagles sole possession of the MEAC regular season title.