DURHAM, N.C. -- Nick Chasten scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds to help North Carolina Central defeat Milligan College 99-91 on Wednesday night.
The Eagles (5-6) were also led by Landon Clement's 25 points and a 21-point effort from C.J. Wilkerson as N.C. Central scored a season-high 99 points -- its highest total since 2003 when the Eagles scored 108 points against District of Columbia.
The Eagles were 35 of 67 from the field (52.2 percent), but trailed 74-73 with 8:50 left to play. A layup from David Best with 8:10 to go gave N.C. Central a one-point advantage and the Eagles led the rest of the way.
The Buffaloes (3-9) shot 55.2 percent from the floor (16 of 29) in the opening half as the teams were tied at 46 going into halftime.