Hot-shooting SMU tops North Carolina Central 78-50Jan 9, 2010 - 10:11 PM DALLAS(AP) -- Papa Dia scored 16 points and Derek Williams added 12 to lead SMU to a 78-50 victory against North Carolina Central on Saturday.
Paul McCoy had 10 points and six steals for the Mustangs (6-8), who shot a season-high 65 percent (32 of 49) from the floor.
Nick Chasten led North Carolina Central (2-14) with 16 points and seven rebounds. C.J. Wilkerson added 13 points.
SMU led 36-19 at halftime and squelched any hope of a North Carolina Central comeback by opening the second half with a 15-2 run. During the stretch, McCoy had three steals that led to layups, and Papa had seven points.
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NC CENTRAL 50
SMU 78 FINAL
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HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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NORTH CAROLINA CENTR 19 19
SOUTHERN METHODIST 36 36 HALFTIME
HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL - NICK CHASTEN 8, C.J. WILKERSON 6,
MICHAEL GLASKER 3
SOUTHERN METHODIST - PAPA DIA 9, ROBERT NYAKUNDI 8, TWO
PLAYERS WITH 6
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