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North Carolina A&T vs South Carolina State

SC State 72, NC A&,T 70

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Darryl Palmer scored 18 points and South Carolina State broke its 15-game losing streak with a 72-70 victory over North Carolina A&T Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (4-18, 1-9) gave interim coach Murray Garvin his first win since replacing Tim Carter earlier this month. South Carolina State also ended a 25-game losing streak in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference games.

The Bulldogs led 34-31 at halftime, thanks to Palmer - who grabbed 12 rebounds - and Khalif Toombs and Adama Adams, who scored 15 points apiece.

NC A&T (13-13, 6-5), which got 18 points from Jean Louisme and 11 each from Adrian Powell and Austin Witter, kept it close throughout the second half.

NC A&T's Lamont Middleton's two foul shots with 0:37 left cut it to 69-67. But free throws from three different Bulldogs made it 72-67 with 0:14 left. Witter hit a trey, but Toombs' two last-second missed foul shots didn't matter.

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North Carolina A&T (13-13)313970
South Carolina State (5-18) «343872
 

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North Carolina A&T Aggies
A. Powell, F394-130-093411
A. Witter, F314-70-0100311
B. Beckford, F304-71-17129
J. Louisme, G266-122-251518
L. Middleton, G232-114-55348
J. Underwood313-72-32739
D. Upchurch92-30-22004
W. Siverand60-00-00010
R. Buck50-20-01010
K. King00-10-00010
Totals 25-639-1342152470
 39.7%69.2% 
South Carolina State Bulldogs
D. Palmer, F336-145-8120118
D. Joint, F241-52-413024
M. Hezekiah, C335-90-070210
K. Toombs, G306-162-419215
S. Mitchell, G161-54-62127
A. Adams264-45-711315
P. Myers110-31-21211
L. Radovic110-10-00010
R. Black91-40-01012
P. Henry70-00-00000
Totals 24-6119-3141131572
 39.3%61.3% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
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Coppin St.7-912-20
Delaware St.5-119-21
S.C. State5-119-21
N.C. A&T5-119-23
Howard5-118-25
Beth.-Cook.5-117-25
Md.-E. Shore4-126-24
 
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