ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Jibri Blount had 20 points, including a jumper late in regulation that sent the game into extra periods, as NC Central narrowly beat South Carolina State 83-82 in double overtime on Saturday.
The Eagles trailed by two when Blount drained a jumper that tied it 65-all with 20 seconds left in regulation and the score held, forcing the first overtime period.
The Eagles improve to 2-0 against the Bulldogs on the season. NC Central defeated South Carolina State 73-56 on Feb. 1. NC Central plays Bethune-Cookman at home on Monday. South Carolina State finishes out the regular season against NC A&T at home on Monday.
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