Florida A&M vs North Carolina A&T

NC A&,T 65, Florida A&,M 54


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Lamont Middleton scored all 12 of his points in the second half as North Carolina A&T defeated Florida A&M 65-54 Tuesday night in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

The seventh-seeded Aggies (16-16), who swept the Rattlers in the regular season, led 25-24 at halftime.

After the break, North Carolina A&T shot 60 percent (9 of 15), including 6 of 9 3-pointers, and made 16 of 21 free throws while Florida A&M hit 11 of 28 field goals, but only 4 of 5 foul shots.

Trailing by 10, the 10th-seeded Rattlers (8-23) got within four with 8:42 left. Bruce Beckford's three-point play and Jean Louisme's 3-pointer ended the threat.

Middleton hit a 3-pointer and six free throws in the final 3:39.

Louisme and Adrian Powell added 11 points apiece for the Aggies, who meet second-seeded North Carolina Central Wednesday.

Jamie Adams' 14 points led Florida A&M.

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Florida A&M Rattlers
M. Teal, F334-72-440210
J. Adams, G384-123-343314
D. Bullard, G344-60-031310
M. Abdul-Aleem, G203-81-21207
W. Davis, G191-40-02222
T. Kellum263-51-14137
J. Bradshaw232-60-01144
O. Odi50-00-00000
M. Badejo10-00-00000
M. Fabiyi10-00-00000
Totals 21-487-1024101754
North Carolina A&T Aggies
A. Witter, F373-50-05219
A. Powell, F344-121-252111
B. Beckford, F193-31-14037
J. Louisme, G313-63-301011
L. Middleton, G292-47-1134312
J. Underwood240-27-82127
D. Upchurch163-40-14016
R. Buck81-20-01002
A. Abdullah10-00-00000
L. Smith10-00-00000
Totals 19-3819-2626101165
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-122-6190
Norfolk St.12-315-14259
Morgan St.10-413-14320
Savannah St.8-611-16322
Md.-E. Shore8-611-18306
Coppin St.7-78-21332
S.C. State7-810-18288
Delaware St.6-99-21329
Florida A&M5-107-21347
N.C. A&T0-142-27350