North Carolina Central vs UNC Asheville LIVE Women’s College Basketball Score 12/18/2023

North Carolina Central vs UNC Asheville LIVE Women’s College Basketball Score 12/18/2023

The North Carolina Central Eagles (3-7) will hit the road on Monday, December 18th, hoping to snap their five-game losing streak against the UNC Asheville Bulldogs (4-6) at Kimmel Arena. Tip-off is set for 2:00 PM ET.

What it is: Women’s College Basketball
Matchup: North Carolina Central Eagles vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs
Time: Monday, December 18, 2023 at 2:00PM
Locations: Kimmel Arena.

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Both teams come into the matchup seeking a much-needed win after falling in their most recent outings. LaImani Simmons led the Bulldogs with 15 points in their 60-51 loss to East Tennessee State, while Kimeira Burks’ 17 points for North Carolina Central couldn’t prevent a 66-55 defeat to UNC Greensboro.

Scoring Showdown: North Carolina Central surrenders an average of 70.4 points per game, while UNC Asheville manages just 58.9. When the Bulldogs top 70 points, they’re undefeated (1-0).
Free Throw Advantage: The Eagles hold an edge at the free throw line, connecting on 57.5% of their attempts compared to UNC Asheville’s 64.5%. Morgan Callahan (2.6 free throws per game, 43% shooting) leads North Carolina Central in this department.
Star Players: Millie Brown is UNC Asheville’s long-range threat, averaging 1.2 three-pointers per game. For the Eagles, Burks stands out as their top scorer (14 points per game) and three-point threat (2.6 threes per game).

UNC Asheville: McKinley Brooks-Sumpter (13.9 points, 7.5 rebounds), LaImani Simmons (11.7 points), Mallory Bruce (7.4 points).
North Carolina Central: Kimeira Burks (14 points, 1.9 steals), Tippy Robertson (6.1 points, 3.8 assists), Morgan Callahan (10.4 points, 8.8 rebounds).

This matchup is evenly poised, with both teams looking to get back on track. North Carolina Central’s slightly better scoring offense and free throw accuracy could give them the edge, but UNC Asheville’s home-court advantage and Brooks-Sumpter’s inside presence shouldn’t be underestimated. Expect a close contest, with the winner emerging by a single-digit margin.

Watch the game live on ESPN+ and check out the latest Division 1 Top 25 rankings to see where these teams stack up in the national landscape. Don’t miss out on this nail-biting conference clash!

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