Georgia, NC Central match up following tough early games

After a pair of steep challenges to open the season, Georgia will settle into a meeting at home Sunday against North Carolina Central. The Bulldogs (1-1) opened their schedule with an 81-72 defeat to Oregon on a neutral court Wednesday at Las Vegas. On Friday, they played their home opener and earned a hard-fought 80-77 victory over Wake Forest. Noah Thompson scored 21 points for the Bulldogs in the win, while Jabri Abdur-Rahim added 17

Top-ranked Kansas to open with MEAC’s NC Central

The No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks consider anything less than a Final Four run a disappointment. The Jayhawks will welcome North Carolina Center to Lawrence, Kan., on Nov. 6 in the season opener for both teams. An 82-75 loss to No. 25 Illinois in an exhibition game in Champaign, Ill., on Sunday wasn’t going to alter the program’s expectation of ending the season in Phoenix, site of the 2024 Final Four. “Two years ago, we addressed