PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- Lamont Middleton scored 17 points to lead North Carolina A&T to a 46-44 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore Saturday in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action.
The Aggies (11-11, 4-3), who won despite going 3 for 17 on 3-pointers, led 38-22 midway through the second half. But Maryland-Eastern Shore (1-16, 1-5) rallied behind Troy Snyder, the only Hawk in double figures with 17 points.
Snyder sank two 3-pointers and a free throw, then later stuck a jumper to tie it at 39-39. But Jeremy Underwood scored five straight points for North Carolina A&T to put the Aggies up 44-41.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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|