DURHAM, N.C. -- Pablo Rivas scored 15 points off the bench and North Carolina Central rolled to 77-49 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Saturday afternoon, snapping a three-game slide.
NCCU shot 50 percent from the field compared to 31.5 percent for Eastern Shore and had a 43-31 rebounding advantage.
The Eagles led by five at the break and opened the second half on a 20-7 run with the help of 3-pointers by Guerra, Gardner and Zacarry Douglas to take a 53-35 advantage with 12:41 to play. Eastern Shore got as close as 66-49 with 4:03 remaining but didn't score again.
Ahmad Frost scored 18 points for the Hawks (6-22, 2-11) who have lost three straight.
The rebuilding Wildcats are set to raise the 2018 national championship banner next week and also lower expectations for the year ahead after multiple NBA departures.
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|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|