Scores

Final

Florida A&M 54

(8-23, 5-11 MEAC)

N Carolina A&T 65

(16-16, 8-8 MEAC)

    6:30 PM ET, March 12, 2013

    Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia

    1 2 T
    FAMU 24 3054
    NCAT 25 4065

    Top Performers

    Florida A&M: J. Adams 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

    North Carolina A&T: A. Witter 9 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    NC A&,T 65, Florida A&,M 54

    Associated Press

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Lamont Middleton scored all 12 of his points in the second half as North Carolina A&T defeated Florida A&M 65-54 Tuesday night in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

    The seventh-seeded Aggies (16-16), who swept the Rattlers in the regular season, led 25-24 at halftime.

    After the break, North Carolina A&T shot 60 percent (9 of 15), including 6 of 9 3-pointers, and made 16 of 21 free throws while Florida A&M hit 11 of 28 field goals, but only 4 of 5 foul shots.

    Trailing by 10, the 10th-seeded Rattlers (8-23) got within four with 8:42 left. Bruce Beckford's three-point play and Jean Louisme's 3-pointer ended the threat.

    Middleton hit a 3-pointer and six free throws in the final 3:39.

    Louisme and Adrian Powell added 11 points apiece for the Aggies, who meet second-seeded North Carolina Central Wednesday.

    Jamie Adams' 14 points led Florida A&M.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAMU
    NCAT
    Points 54 65
    FG Made-Attempted 21-48 (.438) 19-38 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 8-17 (.471)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 19-26 (.731)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 14

    2012-13 Season

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