GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Adrian Powell scored 23 points and Jeremy Underwood hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 9 seconds showing to lift North Carolina A&T over Coppin State 63-62 Monday in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action.
Lamont Middleton added 14 points and 10 rebounds while Austin Witter chipped in eight points, eight rebounds and five assists North Carolina A&T. Witter's layup with 8:08 left to play broke a 56-56 tie.
Powell hit a layup to push the Aggies' (10-11, 3-3) lead to four before Coppin State launched a 6-0 run to take a 62-60 lead with 2:02 remaining.
Both teams went scoreless over the next 1:57 until Underwood sank his game-winner.
Coppin State (5-17, 2-5) had a final possession but Witter blocked Patrick Cole's layup attempt as time expired. The Eagles shot 46.2 percent (12 of 26) in the first half but fell to 31.6 percent (6 of 19) in the second half.
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Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
|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|