TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Lamont Middleton scored 18 points with seven rebounds as North Carolina A&T routed Florida A&M 68-40 Monday night to win its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game of the season.
The Aggies (8-10, 1-2) made 7 of 19 3-point attempts, with Middleton going 3 of 4 from long range, and shot 48 percent (24 of 50) from the field.
The 40 points marked the Rattlers' lowest output since losing to Alabama 76-37 on Nov. 12, 2010. Florida A&M shot only 22.8 percent from the field 13 of 57), 1 of 16 from beyond the arc, and 13 of 29 from the free-throw line.
North Carolina A&T led 23-13 at halftime.
Muhammad Abdul Aleem scored nine points to lead Florida A&M (4-13, 1-2), which has lost seven straight.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|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|