GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Lamont Middleton scored 17 points as North Carolina A&T's offense shot 64.7 percent in the second half in a 65-55 win over Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference-foe Bethune-Cookman Saturday.
The Aggies (12-12, 5-4) hit 11 of 17 after halftime, helping make up for a 10-of-25 showing before the break, when they led 28-25.
Bethune-Cookman (9-15, 4-5) fared little better from the field early, hitting 10 of 23 in the first half. The Wildcats lost their touch after halftime, though, making only 31 percent (9 of 29) from the field.
North Carolina A&T also hit 13 of 16 free throws in the second half.
Adrian Powell added 13 points for the Aggies, while Austin Willer pulled down 14 rebounds.
The Aggies avenged a 72-60 loss to the Wildcats on Jan. 12.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
|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|