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North Carolina A&T vs Delaware State

NC A&,T 84, Delaware St. 78

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Adrian Powell scored 23 points to surpass 1,000 for his career as North Carolina A&T held off Delaware State 84-78 Friday night to advance to its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament final since 1997.

The seventh-seeded Aggies (18-16), who secured their first winning season since finishing 15-13 in 1996-97, will play fifth-seeded Morgan State Saturday.

North Carolina A&T led by 10 with 1:17 to play, but the sixth-seeded Hornets got within 80-78 with 19 seconds left on Marques Oliver's layup.

However, Oliver, who scored nine points in a 12-4 spurt, missed the ensuing free throw. Powell answered with two foul shots and a layup following Lamont Middleton's steal.

Middleton added 17 points, Jean Louisme and Jeremy Underwood 12 apiece and Bruce Beckford 10 for the Aggies, who shot 54.9 percent (28 of 51), including 10 of 19 3-pointers.

Tahj Tate scored 19 and Oliver 17 to lead Delaware State (15-18).

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North Carolina A&T (18-16) «434184
Delaware State (15-18)384078

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North Carolina A&T Aggies
A. Powell, F368-144-494123
A. Witter, F281-10-04253
B. Beckford, F244-52-230510
J. Louisme, G384-102-283312
L. Middleton, G285-115-854317
J. Underwood243-44-400512
D. Upchurch203-61-25037
R. Buck20-00-00000
W. Siverand00-00-00000
S. Stewart00-00-00000
Totals 28-5118-2236132584
 54.9%81.8% 
Delaware State Hornets
M. Oliver, F267-113-740417
K. Gray, C271-33-40135
T. Tate, G406-135-762319
C. Walker, G354-100-021011
A. Thomas, G322-45-65559
T. Bell255-91-211414
C. Thomas81-10-01003
A. May70-40-03220
Totals 26-5517-2624122178
 47.3%65.4% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central2-09-589
Norfolk St.2-09-5175
Hampton2-06-6288
S.C. State2-04-10285
Howard1-17-7281
Md.-E. Shore1-16-8174
Delaware St.0-05-7178
Savannah St.0-03-9294
Beth.-Cook.0-13-9342
Florida A&M0-10-11349
Morgan St.0-22-10287
Coppin St.0-21-11296
N.C. A&T0-21-12338
 
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