Scores

Final

N Carolina A&T 55

(17-16, 8-8 MEAC)

N Carolina Cent 42

(22-9, 15-1 MEAC)

8:45 PM ET, March 13, 2013

Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia

1 2 T
NCAT 20 3555
NCCU 15 2742

Top Performers

North Carolina A&T: A. Powell 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

North Carolina Central: S. Kidd 13 Pts, 8 Reb

NC A&,T 55, NC Central 42

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. -- Lamont Middleton and Adrian Powell scored 13 points each as seventh-seeded North Carolina A&T rode a stingy defensive performance to a 55-42 upset win over second-seeded North Carolina Central Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

The Aggies (17-16) snapped a five-game losing streak in the rivalry by holding the Eagles (22-9) to 22.6-percent shooting (12 of 53), including 6 of 25 from deep. North Carolina Central committed 17 turnovers and was outscored 22-10 in the paint.

North Carolina A&T didn't shoot much better, hitting 36.6 percent (15 of 41), but knocked down 23 of 34 free throws to the Eagles' 12 of 26.

The Aggies held a 20-15 lead at halftime, holding N.C. Central to 26.1-percent shooting (6 of 23) before the break.

N.C. A&T pulled the upset on the same floor where eighth-seeded Bethune-Cookman knocked off top-seeded Norfolk State in the early game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCAT
NCCU
Points 55 42
FG Made-Attempted 15-41 (.366) 12-53 (.226)
3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 6-25 (.240)
FT Made-Attempted 23-34 (.676) 12-26 (.462)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
Largest Lead 13 7

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Dec 1, 2012 NCCU 66, @NCAT 62Recap
Feb 23, 2013 @NCCU 51, NCAT 47Recap
» Mar 13, 2013 NCAT 55, @NCCU 42Recap