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NC Central edges Md.-Eastern Shore 73-71

Feb 11, 2010 - 3:07 AM DURHAM, N.C.(AP) -- C.J. Wilkerson hit two free throws with 9 seconds left to lift North Carolina Central to a 73-71 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Wednesday night.

Wilkerson also hit two free throws to tie the score at 71 with 1:15 remaining and finished with 21 points, going 4-for-4 from the line. Dijon Manns scored 24 points to lead the Eagles (6-20) to their second consecutive win.

Hillary Haley missed a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left for Maryland-Eastern Shore (7-17).

Haley's 3-pointer gave the Hawks a 71-69 lead with 1:28 left, but Wilkerson hit the first pair of free throws to tie it.

Neither team could hold a nine-point lead. N.C. Central led 15-6 in the first half, and Maryland-Eastern Shore took a 51-42 lead on Mark Robertson's 3-pointer with 13:47 left.

Nick Chasten added 11 points for the Eagles.

Haley finished with 16 points and Tim Burns had 12 for the Hawks.