DURHAM (WTVD) --The North Carolina Central University men's basketball team showed its support for Chancellor Debra Saunders-White on Monday night, wearing white warm-up shirts honoring the school leader, who is fighting kidney cancer.
The Eagles were down at halftime to Hampton, but fought back and lost a heartbreaker, 80-79.
Despite the defeat, the Eagles knew there were more important things at stake.
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"(Coach LeVelle Moton's) main thing was, today was all about how hard our chancellor has fought, do something bigger than basketball," Pat Cole, who scored 28 points, told the Herald-Sun. "She's fighting for her life, and she's still running this university. That's what I feel like that message got through to everyone today."
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