NEWARK, N.J. -- Lamont Middleton made 12 free throws en route to 24 points and Adrian Powell chipped in 16 points to lead North Carolina A&T over New Jersey Institute of Technology 76-71 Thursday night, snapping the Highlanders' five-game home winning streak.
Dametrius Upchurch added 11 points and Austin Witter pulled down 13 rebounds for the Aggies (4-6), who outrebounded NJIT 47-37.
After North Carolina A&T's Jeremy Underwood broke open a 48-all tie with a jumper, Middleton scored nine straight points and Powell hit a 3-pointer, part of a 15-3 run that put North Carolina A&T up 63-51 with 4:27 left to play.
Middleton hit six free throws over the final 3 minutes.
The Aggies held NJIT (5-5) to 38 percent (25 of 65) shooting and blocked 13 shots. The Highlanders made 10 3-pointers but converted just 11 of 20 shots from the free throw line.
Ryan Woods' 23 points paced NJIT.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
|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|