TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Reggie Lewis scored 21 points to help Florida A&M outlast South Carolina State 75-72 in double overtime Monday night in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference matchup.
Lewis finished 8-of-19 shooting and was the only player in the game to sink a 3-pointer. Muhammad Abdul-Aleem added 17 points for the Rattlers, who have won two straight.
The Bulldogs outshot Florida A&M 45 percent (27 of 59) to 38 percent (29 of 75) but missed all 15 3-point attempts and committed 18 turnovers. South Carolina State also struggled from the foul line, hitting just 18 of 29 attempts.
Florida A&M made just 4 of 21 3-point attempts -all of which came from Lewis -- but sank 13 of 17 free throws.
NCAA title game hero Kris Jenkins said he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to Villanova for his senior season.
Andy Katz breaks down the likelihood of Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina or Oklahoma making a run to the Final Four next season.
Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent.
|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|