by Mike Potter
LeVelle Moton and Isiah Thomas each got his first win as a college basketball coach earlier this week.
After tonight, one of them is going to be on a two-game winning streak.
Moton's N.C. Central club (1-2) will play its second game in Miami so far this season tonight at 7, when the Eagles visit Thomas' Florida International club (1-3).
It's a part of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, in which both teams already had a loss at UNC.
The Eagles will play two more games after tonight in the round-robin event on the Golden Panthers' floor, taking on Murray State on Sunday at 8 p.m. and James Madison on Monday at 4.
NCCU will probably continue to be without forward Lamar Pittman, who remains day-to-day as he recovers from knee surgery of last fall.
N.C. Central at Florida International
[Friday, 7 p.m., U.S. CenturyBank Arena, Miami]
Records: NCCU 1-2, FIU 1-3.
Coaches' records - NCCU: LeVelle Moton 1-2; FIU: Isiah Thomas 1-3.
Leading scorers - NCCU: C.J. Wilkerson 14.0; FIU: Marvin Roberts 17.8.
Leading rebounders - NCCU: T.J. Granger 5.0; FIU: Marvin Roberts 7.3.
Assist leaders - NCCU: Michael Glasker 3.7; FIU: Antoine Watson 3.0.