Originally posted on The Mid-Majority  |  Last updated 12/24/11
Game #8-284: North Carolina Central Eagles vs. Prairie View PanthersDecember 22, 2011 7:30 pmEugene, ORBBState Stats/RecapAfter reading Kenny Ocker's recaps from the first two nights of the Global Sports Hoops Showcase, I was prepared for some basketball that was somewhat lacking in entertainment value. That was not the case in the first game of the third and final night of the event, however. North Carolina Central and Prairie View A&M faced off in a MEAC-SWAC showdown. Eugene, Ore. might not seem like the most natural place for a matchup like this, but given how many nonconference road games schools in those conferences play it somehow didn't seem as far-fetched.As you can see, the crowd once again might have been described as "late-arriving." Coming down from Portland, about 100 miles to the north, I didn't get to the arena until about three minutes were left in the first half. Kenny had advised me this game would be the most entertaining, and he was right. I was pleasantly s...
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