Southernu 28 27 55
Nccentral 33 26 59
Date of game: 11/15/2012

Recap: NC Central vs. Southern U

Laramie, WY (Sports Network) - Ray Willis scored 20 points as he led the NC Central Eagles to a 59-55 win over the Southern University Jaguars in the second round of the Global Sports Hoops Classic at Arena-Auditorium.

Willis was 12-of-12 from the free throw line and grabbed nine rebounds in the Eagles (2-2) win. Stanton Kidd recorded a double-double, scoring 13 points while pulling down 13 rebounds. They were the only players to score in double figures for NC Central.

Off the bench, Malcolm Miller led the Jaguars (1-3) in scoring with 17 points. Miller also recorded three blocks. Javan Mitchell added 14 points and Derick Beltran contributed 10 more.

NC Central outscored Southern 33-28 in the first half as it dominated inside with a 16-4 advantage on points in the paint.

The Jaguars took the second half 27-26, but it wasn't enough to overcome the first half deficit.

The Eagles shot 32.1 percent from the field but got 25 points on 31 attempts from the free throw line.

Game Notes

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Rays send reliever Beliveau to DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to soreness in his left shoulder.

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