Madison, Cole lead NC Central past Jackson State, 84-75
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Senior Rashaun Madison had 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting – all from 3-point range – and Pat Cole had a triple-double and North Carolina Central beat Jackson State 84-75 on Friday night.
Cole finished with 14 points and added career highs of 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Pablo Rivas and Dajuan Graf had 15 points apiece. Graf had a career-best 11 assists and redshirt-senior Will Ransom – who came in with 32-career points and none this season – scored 11.
Paris Collins hit 1 of 2 from the foul line to pull Jackson State (1-2) within six with 4:49 to play. But Madison hit a 3 and Cole made a jumper and two free throws as NCCU (2-2) used an 8-2 spurt to make it 81-69 with 2:08 to play.
Yettra Specks scored a career-high 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting and Paris Collins scored 16 with 10 rebounds for Jackson State.