N.C. A&T relief ace Leon Hunter celebrates his 10th save in the win over Savannah State.


North Carolina A&T Starts Solid In MEAC Tourney

At The Ballpark

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Before I made my flight up to Beantown for the upcoming Ivy League Championship Series, I had time to swing by Daytona Beach to check in on the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament, one of the earlier tourney events I’ve always wanted to make it out to. Granted, I’d love to be here for the Saturday championship round, but I will take what I can get. It was a perfectly beautiful morning for the start of the second day of action in the MEAC go-round as Savannah State and North Carolina A&T kicked off the action at what is normally 9am my time, 12 noon Eastern.

Now, the one thing that seems to always happen in the MEAC Tourney is someone comes out of the woodwork and pulls off a series of stunning upsets and makes a run to the title round. This time it looked like SSU was a prime candidate for making that kind of run after stunning third-seeded Coppin State on Day 1. A&T came into this one as the two-seed and got to cool their jets on day one as part of their one-game bye.

Before we get into that, there is this…


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