North Carolina Central at North Carolina A&T, 4:00 PM Eastern, ncataggies.com
The Under the Radar Game of the Day heads to the MEAC this afternoon as two of the three teams currently tied for second place in the conference standings go head to head. Entering play today, North Carolina Central and North Carolina A&T are tied with Savannah State at 5-1 in conference play, half a game behind 5-0 Bethune-Cookman. The Aggies of NC A&T have been one of the most remarkable turnaround stories so far this season, after winning only one Division I game all of last season, with that win coming in their final regular season game. That home win was over the same NC Central team they will be hosting today, but the Aggies are in much better position this year, with a 12-9 overall record. The key to the team’s success has been Oakland transfer Femi Olujobi whose impressive numbers include a 37 point and 18 rebound effort earlier this season against Jacksonville and a 14 point, 16 rebound effort last time out in a loss to Howard.
North Carolina Central is currently 11-9 overall, with their sole conference loss, just like NC A&T, having come in overtime at Howard. Last time out they did knock off Maryland-Eastern Shore behind 19 points from Reggie Gardner and 16 from Raasean Davis. Also keep an eye on Jordan Perkins who has averaged over 6 assists in his last 5 games, including dishing out 9 of them last time out. Another effort like that today could help lead the Eagles to the road win and help the team get revenge for last season’s loss.