North Carolina Central is the class of the MEAC, and it’s been that way for a while now.
Tonight was their 35th straight win over league opponents. In the last three seasons, LeVelle Moton’s club is 46-2 in MEAC play.
And so is the 91-43 win they landed over Coppin State in the quarterfinals of the MEAC tournament. If you didn’t notice, the good folks at NCCU made sure to remind you with their release from the game, which was written by Dan Ryan:
NORFOLK, Va. – By now, North Carolina Central is way past the point of having to make any sort of statement.
So let’s call Wednesday’s 91-43 annihilation of Coppin State in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal a simple reaffirmation of the formidable task the rest of the league – especially those who made a mild threat to end the Eagles’ unbeaten streak during the regular season – has of dethroning the defending conference champions.
Jordan Parks posted a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Eagles did what they’re supposed to do – crush any hope of an upset by a team that played its way into the final eight. And remember, Coppin State came one three-pointer shy of posting a win in Durham back in January.