Savannah State vs North Carolina A&T

NC A&,T 59, Savannah St. 57

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Adrian Powell scored 18 points and Lamont Middleton added 17, helping North Carolina A&T hold off Savannah State 59-57 Monday night in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference matchup.

Bruce Beckford added 11 points and seven rebounds to help North Carolina A&T (15-15, 8-7) win its fifth straight home game.

Trailing 33-18 at halftime, Savannah State fought back to tie the game at 52 on Deven Williams' 3-pointer with 2:41 to play.

After the Aggies went up 56-52 on a pair of free throws from Powell and Middleton each, the Tigers cut the deficit one, 56-55, behind Rashad Hassan's free throw and Preston Blackman's layup with 28 seconds left.

Middleton made three free throws in the final 30 seconds and Hassan missed a layup for the Tigers with 6 seconds left to seal the victory for the Aggies.

Blackman scored 17 points for the Savannah State (17-13, 10-5).

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Savannah State Tigers
A. Louis, F291-51-211033
C. Spears, F20-00-00000
P. Blackman, G296-132-213317
C. Smith, G180-42-30012
M. Hutchins, G70-10-00020
R. Hassan286-92-991014
J. Smith221-41-211223
K. White201-22-22055
D. Williams182-52-21038
R. Burger161-23-41145
S. Wilson80-00-00020
P. Hendley30-00-00010
Totals 18-4515-264372657
 40%57.7% 
North Carolina A&T Aggies
A. Powell, F366-153-751318
A. Witter, F361-20-07542
B. Beckford, C304-103-470111
J. Louisme, G251-73-41245
L. Middleton, G224-98-1250117
J. Underwood360-41-21421
D. Upchurch102-41-36035
L. Smith50-10-00030
Totals 18-5219-3233122159
 34.6%59.4% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Hampton13-321-11154
S.C. State12-419-15205
Norfolk St.12-417-17220
Beth.-Cook.10-614-18288
Savannah St.9-716-16277
N.C. Central7-913-19311
Md.-E. Shore7-910-22307
N.C. A&T7-910-22340
Howard6-1012-20328
Coppin St.6-109-22326
Morgan St.6-109-22327
Delaware St.5-117-25345
Florida A&M4-128-21349
 
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