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North Carolina A&T Aggies (9-23)


Mon. 2/23 Sat. 2/28 Mon. 3/2 Thu. 3/5 Tue. 3/10
vs. Morgan 
W 60-57
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vs. FlaA&M 
W 77-65
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vs. B-C 
W 67-50
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@ NCCent 
L 58-69
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@ SCSt 
L 54-63
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South Carolina St. holds off NC A&T's 2nd half rally, 63-54

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Edward Stephens and Jalen White scored 16 points apiece and South Carolina State outscored North Carolina A&T 11-2 to close the game for a 63-54 win on Tuesday night in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

Stephens, a freshman, hit a contested 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down for a 58-54 lead with 1:33 left and White scored the final five points to seal it.

South Carolina State advances to play No. 2 seed Norfolk State in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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Leaders
Points: B. Beckford15.2
Rebounds: B. Beckford7.3
Assists: A. Abdullah2.6
FG%: B. Beckford44.2%
FT%: B. Beckford82.2%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: A. Williams1.2
Blocks: S. Burrough1.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin36-4
4 Duke35-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-3
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke35-4
2 Wisconsin36-4
3 Kentucky38-1
4 Arizona34-4
5 Notre Dame32-6
6 Gonzaga35-3
7 Michigan State27-12
8 Virginia30-4
9 Villanova33-3
10 Louisville27-9
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Mid-Eastern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
North Carolina Central 16-0 25-8
Norfolk State 12-4 20-14
Maryland Eastern Shore 11-5 18-15
Howard 10-6 16-16
Delaware State 9-7 18-18
Hampton 8-8 17-18
Bethune-Cookman 7-9 11-21
South Carolina State 7-9 11-22
North Carolina A&T 6-10 9-23
Coppin State 6-10 8-23
Savannah State 5-11 9-22
Morgan State 5-11 7-24
Florida A&M 2-14 2-27
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 58.9 (338)
Rebounds: 11.4 (116)
Assists: 9.3 (339)
FG%: 40.0% (316)
FT%: 68.1% (222)
3P%: 28.3% (346)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 66.0 (152)
Rebounds: 21.9 (296)
Assists: 12.7 (222)
FG%: 42.4% (141)
FT%: 68.2% (114)
3P%: 35.8% (260)
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