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Maryland-Eastern Shore @ North Carolina Central

Regular Season Records: Maryland-Eastern Shore 11-14; North Carolina Central 15-14

What to Know

The North Carolina Central Eagles and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks are set to clash at 8 p.m. ET March 10 at Norfolk Scope Arena in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney. The Eagles will be seeking to avenge the 79-66 loss they suffered the last time these two teams played February 21st.

Even if it wasn't a dominant performance, North Carolina Central beat the South Carolina State Bulldogs 67-62 last Thursday.

Meanwhile, it was a close one, but last week the Hawks sidestepped the Delaware State Hornets for a 63-59 win.

Barring any buzzer beaters, North Carolina Central is expected to win a tight contest on Thursday. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with North Carolina Central, who are 12-12 against the spread.

A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: North Carolina Central is stumbling into the game with the 349th most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 15.7 on average. To make matters even worse for North Carolina Central, the Hawks rank ninth in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 17.3 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Norfolk Scope Arena -- Norfolk, Virginia
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Eagles are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Hawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Eagles as a 2-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

North Carolina Central have won 11 out of their last 12 games against Maryland-Eastern Shore.

  • Feb 21, 2022 - Maryland-Eastern Shore 79 vs. North Carolina Central 66
  • Jan 24, 2022 - North Carolina Central 75 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 63
  • Feb 22, 2020 - North Carolina Central 74 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 55
  • Jan 13, 2020 - North Carolina Central 69 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 64
  • Feb 09, 2019 - North Carolina Central 78 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 53
  • Jan 12, 2019 - North Carolina Central 61 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 48
  • Feb 17, 2018 - North Carolina Central 77 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 49
  • Jan 22, 2018 - North Carolina Central 63 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 60
  • Mar 10, 2017 - North Carolina Central 77 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 49
  • Feb 18, 2017 - North Carolina Central 82 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 69
  • Jan 11, 2017 - North Carolina Central 69 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 52
  • Dec 05, 2015 - North Carolina Central 70 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 59