E. Kentucky 63, NC Central 57

Mike DiNunno scored 21 points and Eastern Kentucky stayed

unbeaten with a 63-57 victory over North Carolina Central Tuesday

night in nonconference play.

The Colonels (8-0) led 31-22 at halftime, closing the half on a

10-1 run. Behind Jeremy Ingram (18 points) and Ray Willis (16),

North Carolina Central (5-5) got within three points in the second

half but no closer.

It’s Eastern Kentucky’s best start since the 1946-47 season,

which began 11-0.

DiNunno scored the game’s first points on a layup and the last

three on free throws in the final 0:30.

Glenn Cosey added 11 points for Eastern Kentucky, which was

outrebounded 38-19. The Colonels had decisive edges in two

categories. They were 8 for 21 on 3-pointers, DiNunno making 4 of 6

treys. North Carolina Central was 1 for 7 from the arc, Ingram 1

for 6. Eastern Kentucky committed just 10 turnovers to the Eagles’