Nicholas helps Gardner-Webb top North Carolina Central 72-70
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — DQ Nicholas turned a three-point play with 15 seconds left to lift Gardner-Webb to a 72-70 win over North Carolina Central on Saturday afternoon.
Marque Maultsby hit back-to-back layups, the second with 1:36 left to pull NC Central even at 69-69, and Eric Boone hit the second of two free throws to put the Eagles in front, 70-69.
Caleb Robinson scored 16 points and contributed six rebounds and three steals for the Runnin’ Bulldogs (4-7). Kareem Reid scored 15 points while going 6 of 7 and 3 of 4 from the free throw line. Nicholas was 5 of 10 shooting, including 1 for 4 from distance, and went 4 for 8 from the line to finish with 15 points, while adding five assists and three steals.
Brendan Medley-Bacon led the way for the Eagles (5-7) with 19 points and seven rebounds. North Carolina Central also got 15 points from Maultsby. In addition, Justin Wright finished with 12 points.
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