GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Stanton Kidd scored a career-high 24 points Saturday to lead North Carolina Central over North Carolina A&T 66-62 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Only four players scored for the Eagles (5-4), but that was enough to offset a superb performance by Adrian Powell. The North Carolina A&T forward scored a game-high 29 points. He made 10 of 18 shots from the floor, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range. Powell was the only player in double figures for the Aggies (3-6).
Kidd hit all 13 of his free throws. The Eagles were 21 for 25 at the stripe. A&T was 13 for 18.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|