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NCCU coach Robinson goes for win No. 200 tonight against her alma mater

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NCCU coach Joli Robinson goes for a milestone win tonight. (File photo by Rob Rowe).
  • NCCU coach Joli Robinson goes for a milestone win tonight. (File photo by Rob Rowe).

Joli Robinson helped start the women's basketball program at Winston-Salem State when she was an undergraduate back in the 1970s.

Little did she know that she might someday get a milestone victory over her alma mater.

Robinson, now the veteran coach at N.C. Central, will go for her 200th career win tonight at 7 when WSSU visits McDougald-McLendon Gym.

The Eagles are 2-11 while their former CIAA rivals from WSSU are 2-10.

Tonight is "Pack the House" night for NCCU, part of a national competition to be named champion of the NCAA Women's Basketball Pack the House Challenge.

NCCU won the teams'only meeting last season, 68-66 in Winston-Salem.

Tuesday's game

N.C. Central vs. Winston-Salem State

[Tuesday, 7 p.m., McDougald-McLendon Gym]

WSSU leads series 31-30.

Records: WSSU 2-10, NCCU2-11.

Audio: WRJD-AM 1410, NCCUEaglePride.com; WSSURams.com.

Coaches' records - WSSU: Dee Stokes 71-131, 19-79 at WSSU; NCCU: Joli Robinson 199-174.

Leading scorers - WSSU: Rene Rector 11.5; NCCU: Joanna Miller 18.8.

Leading rebounders - WSSU: Vontisha Woods 7.6; NCCU: Latoya Bennett 5.4.

Assist leaders - WSSU: Porsche Harrell 3.9; Danielle DeBerry 2.8.

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