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Florida A&M knocks NC A&T out of 1st, into 3rd in MEAC 83-77

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Desmond Williams and Marcus Barham each scored 22 points and Florida A&M pulled away late to beat North Carolina A&T in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest Saturday night.

North Carolina A&T came into the game in first place after completing a 12-0 home schedule, its first undefeated home season since 1987-88, and in search of its first outright MEAC regular season title since the 1991-92 season. Instead the Aggies were knocked into third place with the loss, a game behind Bethune-Cookman and a half-game behind Hampton.

The Aggies now travel to Daytona Beach to face the Wildcats Monday.

Williams, Barham and Elijah Mayes combined to score 62 of the Rattlers' 83 points. Florida A&M (7-23, 6-8) shot 52.6 percent from the field (3- of 57), including 7 of 15 from behind the 3-point line.

Denzel Keyes scored 16 points and Davaris McGowens and Aaren Edmead each added 15 and Femi Olujobi contributed 14 points and grabbed seven boards for North Carolina A&T (17-12, 10-4).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo N.C. A&T 17-12 364177
home team logo Florida A&M 7-23 384583
Team Stats
away team logo N.C. A&T 17-12 74.1 PPG 34.3 RPG 14.5 APG
home team logo Florida A&M 7-23 62.1 PPG 33.8 RPG 12.2 APG
Key Players
3
Q. Copeland 12.6 PPG 1.6 RPG 2.2 APG 46.2 FG%
21
J. Ravenel 14.3 PPG 1.7 RPG 1.3 APG 44.0 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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