TALAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jamie Adams recorded a double-double to lead five players in double figures and Florida A&M defeated Edward Waters 87-69 Tuesday night.
Adams finished with 18 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, Reggie Lewis had 17, Jamari Bradshaw added 15, Muhammad Abdul-Aleem scored 14 and Markee Teal chipped in 11 for the Rattlers, who shot 52.4 percent (33 of 63) from the field.
Florida A&M (3-6) led 41-30 at the break and outscored Edward Waters 46-39 in the second half to keep the Tigers at bay.
Dylan Watts had 15 points for Edward Waters but the Tigers got just four points for their bench. The Tigers shot 43.5 percent (27 of 62) from the field but made just 10 of 21 free-throw attempts.
The Rattlers, who made 7 of 26 3-pointers, hit 14 of 21 free throws in the win.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
|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|