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North Carolina Central Defeats Southern 85-78 - Recap

North Carolina Central got 33 points from C.J. Keyser en route to a 85-78 victory over Southern on Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Jamir Moultrie had 15 points for North Carolina Central and Jordan Perkins chipped in with 12 points. Jordan Perkins had 4 assists for them, while Jordan Perkins was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Southern got a 20-point performance from Ahsante Shivers, who was supported by 17 points from Brendon Brooks. Jayden Saddler had 7 assists in a losing cause for Southern, while Jayden Saddler grabbed 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Southern were victorious, as the score was 38-37 at the break.

Southern won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 34-26.

North Carolina Central looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Wofford. Southern will aim to get back on the winning track at Iowa.