by Mike Potter
Coming off its first men's basketball win over a Division I team this season, N.C. Central gets a taste of the conference it will be playing in next season tonight.
The Eagles (5-20) will host MEAC member Maryland-Eastern Shore (7-16) for the second straight season at McDougald-McLendon Gym.
The Hawks, 5-5 in the MEAC this season, beat the Eagles 72-58 in their only meeting last season.
C.J. Wilkerson (pictured) is NCCU's leading scorer.
N.C. Central vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore
[Wednesday, 7 p.m., McDougald-McLendon Gym]
UMES leads 16-13.
Records: NCCU 5-20, UMES 7-16.
Audio: WRJD-AM 1410, NCCUEaglePride.com, UMESHawks.com.
Coaches' records - UMES: Frankie Allen 237-332, 14-39 at UMES; NCCU: LeVelle Moton 5-20.
Leading scorer - UMES: Hillary Haley 13.3; NCCU: C.J. Wilkerson 15.7.
Leading rebounder - UMES: Tyler Hines 4.0; NCCU: Nick Chasten 6.0.
Assist leader - UMES: Kevin White 5.4; NCCU: Michael Glasker 5.0.