Dante Holmes had 15 points, Jay Copeland contributed 14 and Emanuel Chapman added 11 for North Carolina Central (8-4, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
North Carolina Central defeats Hampton 74-61 →
"We kind of let it slip through our fingers," Chapman said. "We realized that we were a good team ... but we had to be on our Ps and Qs every night. That's the game that made us our best this year."
NC Central ready to make NCAA D-I tourney debut →