North Carolina A&T vs North Carolina Central

NC A&,T 55, NC Central 42

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Lamont Middleton and Adrian Powell scored 13 points each as seventh-seeded North Carolina A&T rode a stingy defensive performance to a 55-42 upset win over second-seeded North Carolina Central Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

The Aggies (17-16) snapped a five-game losing streak in the rivalry by holding the Eagles (22-9) to 22.6-percent shooting (12 of 53), including 6 of 25 from deep. North Carolina Central committed 17 turnovers and was outscored 22-10 in the paint.

North Carolina A&T didn't shoot much better, hitting 36.6 percent (15 of 41), but knocked down 23 of 34 free throws to the Eagles' 12 of 26.

The Aggies held a 20-15 lead at halftime, holding N.C. Central to 26.1-percent shooting (6 of 23) before the break.

N.C. A&T pulled the upset on the same floor where eighth-seeded Bethune-Cookman knocked off top-seeded Norfolk State in the early game.

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Scoreboard
North Carolina A&T (17-16) «203555
North Carolina Central (22-9)152742

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North Carolina A&T Aggies
A. Witter, F382-60-08125
A. Powell, F304-85-741313
B. Beckford, F192-35-61039
L. Middleton, G373-117-1341213
J. Louisme, G292-62-21147
J. Underwood240-41-25151
D. Upchurch142-33-46047
C. Butler60-00-00000
R. Buck20-00-01000
W. Siverand10-00-00100
Totals 15-4123-343462355
 36.6%67.6% 
North Carolina Central Eagles
S. Kidd, F404-114-680313
J. Copeland, F171-11-42033
J. Ingram, G353-173-862511
R. Willis, G312-110-06125
E. Chapman, G240-40-00140
D. Ferguson161-44-63127
K. Jawara160-00-04140
A. Houston81-20-22103
D. Williams70-00-02110
A. Galaya60-30-03010
Totals 12-5312-264482542
 22.6%46.2% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-325-9202
Norfolk St.12-417-17242
Morgan St.11-514-16326
Hampton11-514-17284
Savannah St.10-613-16279
Md.-E. Shore9-714-20278
S.C. State7-911-20302
Delaware St.7-910-22332
Coppin St.7-98-24336
Beth.-Cook.6-1010-22346
Howard5-1110-24338
Florida A&M5-117-23349
N.C. A&T1-153-29350
 
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SETON 63 Final
SYR 75
WYO 46 Final
NMEX 59
RUT 61 Final
ND 69