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Parks has 20, Hilliard 19; North Carolina Central rolls over Morgan State 74-59


DURHAM, North Carolina — Jordan Parks had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Nimrod Hilliard added 19 points with seven assists to lead North Carolina Central to a 74-59 win over Morgan State Saturday.

Parks was 9 of 14 from the floor, Hilliard made 8 of 13 field goals and Anthony McDonald chipped in nine points for North Carolina Central (21-6, 13-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) as the Eagles clinched at least a tie for the regular-season conference championship.

NCCU has the longest conference win streak in the nation at 31 games over two seasons.

The Eagles made 32 of 56 (57 percent) from the floor while limiting Morgan State to 20-of-49 shooting (40.8 percent).

NCCU had a 17-5 run to close out the first half and take a 44-34 lead. The Bears could not close the gap.

Blake Bozeman had 18 points and Andrew Hampton added 17 for Morgan State (7-20, 5-8).

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