Howard edges North Carolina A&T 51-50 in MEAC
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Calvin Thompson scored 15 points, including a tiebreaking layup with 48 seconds remaining, as Howard defeated North Carolina A&T 51-50 Tuesday in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.
Thompson's basket gave the 10th-seeded Bison (10-20) a 49-47 lead after neither team had scored for 4 minutes.
DaMetrius Upchurch made one free throw with 29 seconds left for the seventh-seeded Aggies (12-20) but missed the second. Two free throws by Mike Phillips widened Howard's lead to three, 51-48, before a layup by Upchurch with 4 seconds left ended the scoring.
Updated March 6, 2012