Scores

Final

N Carolina A&T 70

(13-13, 6-5 MEAC)

S Carolina St 72

(5-18, 1-9 MEAC)

6:15 PM ET, February 16, 2013

Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina

1 2 T
NCAT 31 3970
SCST 34 3872

Top Performers

North Carolina A&T: J. Louisme 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

South Carolina State: D. Palmer 18 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Blk

SC State 72, NC A&,T 70

Associated Press

ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Darryl Palmer scored 18 points and South Carolina State broke its 15-game losing streak with a 72-70 victory over North Carolina A&T Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (4-18, 1-9) gave interim coach Murray Garvin his first win since replacing Tim Carter earlier this month. South Carolina State also ended a 25-game losing streak in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference games.

The Bulldogs led 34-31 at halftime, thanks to Palmer -- who grabbed 12 rebounds -- and Khalif Toombs and Adama Adams, who scored 15 points apiece.

NC A&T (13-13, 6-5), which got 18 points from Jean Louisme and 11 each from Adrian Powell and Austin Witter, kept it close throughout the second half.

NC A&T's Lamont Middleton's two foul shots with 0:37 left cut it to 69-67. But free throws from three different Bulldogs made it 72-67 with 0:14 left. Witter hit a trey, but Toombs' two last-second missed foul shots didn't matter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCAT
SCST
Points 70 72
FG Made-Attempted 25-63 (.397) 24-61 (.393)
3P Made-Attempted 11-29 (.379) 5-23 (.217)
FT Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 19-31 (.613)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 7

2012-13 Season

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