Savannah State vs North Carolina A&T

NC A&,T 59, Savannah St. 57

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Adrian Powell scored 18 points and Lamont Middleton added 17, helping North Carolina A&T hold off Savannah State 59-57 Monday night in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference matchup.

Bruce Beckford added 11 points and seven rebounds to help North Carolina A&T (15-15, 8-7) win its fifth straight home game.

Trailing 33-18 at halftime, Savannah State fought back to tie the game at 52 on Deven Williams' 3-pointer with 2:41 to play.

After the Aggies went up 56-52 on a pair of free throws from Powell and Middleton each, the Tigers cut the deficit one, 56-55, behind Rashad Hassan's free throw and Preston Blackman's layup with 28 seconds left.

Middleton made three free throws in the final 30 seconds and Hassan missed a layup for the Tigers with 6 seconds left to seal the victory for the Aggies.

Blackman scored 17 points for the Savannah State (17-13, 10-5).

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Scoreboard
Savannah State (17-13)183957
North Carolina A&T (15-15) «332659

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Savannah State Tigers
A. Louis, F291-51-211033
C. Spears, F20-00-00000
P. Blackman, G296-132-213317
C. Smith, G180-42-30012
M. Hutchins, G70-10-00020
R. Hassan286-92-991014
J. Smith221-41-211223
K. White201-22-22055
D. Williams182-52-21038
R. Burger161-23-41145
S. Wilson80-00-00020
P. Hendley30-00-00010
Totals 18-4515-264372657
 40%57.7% 
North Carolina A&T Aggies
A. Powell, F366-153-751318
A. Witter, F361-20-07542
B. Beckford, C304-103-470111
J. Louisme, G251-73-41245
L. Middleton, G224-98-1250117
J. Underwood360-41-21421
D. Upchurch102-41-36035
L. Smith50-10-00030
Totals 18-5219-3233122159
 34.6%59.4% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. A&T0-03-1180
Morgan St.0-02-2127
N.C. Central0-02-3297
Md.-E. Shore0-01-271
Beth.-Cook.0-01-3308
Delaware St.0-01-3332
Hampton0-01-3327
Savannah St.0-01-3314
Norfolk St.0-00-3262
Florida A&M0-00-4128
Howard0-00-4323
S.C. State0-00-4261
Coppin St.0-00-5310
 
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KAN 79
CINCY 51 Final
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