- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Patrick Cole scored 24 points and added seven rebounds and five assists to help lead North Carolina Central to a 74-39 win over Howard on Monday night.

The 39 points are tied for the second lowest points NCCU has allowed in a conference game.

The Eagles, who have won four straight, dominated almost every aspect of the game. NC Central shot 49.1 percent while holding the Bison to 28.3, held an 8 to 1 advantage in 3-point shooting, forced 16 Howard turnovers, and won the rebounding battle.

Delvin Dickerson finished with 17 points and Dajuan Graf had 15 for NC Central (13-6, 4-1 MEAC).

Jalen Jones scored 12 points for Howard (5-15, 2-3), which finished with just 15 total field goals and four assists. James Miller, averaging a team-high 16.1 points per game, was held scoreless on 0 for 4 shooting.

The Eagles did the majority of their damage in the first half, opening on a 10-0 run which they extended to 51-19 at the break.

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