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Sylla's effort lifts NC A&T over Central Connecticut 72-60

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Ibrahim Sylla's tossed in a career-high 20 points, tied his career best with four blocked shots and added seven rebounds to power North Carolina A&T to a 72-60 victory over Central Connecticut on Thursday night.

Sylla knocked down 8 of 10 shots from the floor to help the Aggies (2-5) shoot 46 percent on the night (24 of 52). Quavius Copeland sank 4 of 8 shots from 3-point range and scored 16, Kameron Langley had eight assists and Milik Gantz chipped in with 11 points, six rebounds and five steals.

The Blue Devils (4-4), who trailed 33-25 at halftime, pulled within 39-35 on a Jamir Coleman layup with 16:36 remaining to play. But Sylla had baskets to begin and end a 14-2 run to push the N.C. A&T lead to 53-37 with 13:34 left. The Aggies' lead stayed in double digits from there.

Joe Hugley paced Central Connecticut with 18 points and 11 rebounds for his second career double-double, but he made just 5 of 15 shots from the floor - 2 of 9 from distance - as the Blue Devils shot 31 percent (18 of 58). Ian Krishnan scored 14 on 4-of-17 shooting.

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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 CCSU 4-4 253560
home team logo NC A&T 2-5 333972
Team Stats
away team logo CCSU 4-4 71.1 PPG 38.5 RPG 11.4 APG
home team logo NC A&T 2-5 70.0 PPG 36.5 RPG 14.1 APG
Key Players
1
T. Kohl 18.1 PPG 7.0 RPG 4.6 APG 39.4 FG%
3
Q. Copeland 9.1 PPG 1.9 RPG 1.9 APG 42.3 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
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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