N.C. Central got a big game out of C.J. Wilkerson (pictured) and again put up a good fight on the road, but finished with a 70-57 loss at Youngstown State.

DeAndre Mays led the Penguins (8-12) with 17 points, followed by Sirlester Martin and Kelvin Bright with 13 points each and Vytas Sulskis 11.

Wilkerson had 26 points to lead NCCU (4-18), while Nick Chasten added 13.

The Eagles return to the Triangle for Saturday’s 2 p.m. game against N.C. State before hosting their next five games.