Scores

Final

N Carolina A&T 55

(17-16, 8-8 MEAC)

N Carolina Cent 42

(22-9, 15-1 MEAC)

    8:45 PM ET, March 13, 2013

    Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia

    1 2 T
    NCAT 20 3555
    NCCU 15 2742

    Top Performers

    North Carolina A&T: A. Powell 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    North Carolina Central: S. Kidd 13 Pts, 8 Reb

    NC A&,T 55, NC Central 42

    Associated Press

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Lamont Middleton and Adrian Powell scored 13 points each as seventh-seeded North Carolina A&T rode a stingy defensive performance to a 55-42 upset win over second-seeded North Carolina Central Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

    The Aggies (17-16) snapped a five-game losing streak in the rivalry by holding the Eagles (22-9) to 22.6-percent shooting (12 of 53), including 6 of 25 from deep. North Carolina Central committed 17 turnovers and was outscored 22-10 in the paint.

    North Carolina A&T didn't shoot much better, hitting 36.6 percent (15 of 41), but knocked down 23 of 34 free throws to the Eagles' 12 of 26.

    The Aggies held a 20-15 lead at halftime, holding N.C. Central to 26.1-percent shooting (6 of 23) before the break.

    N.C. A&T pulled the upset on the same floor where eighth-seeded Bethune-Cookman knocked off top-seeded Norfolk State in the early game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NCAT
    NCCU
    Points 55 42
    FG Made-Attempted 15-41 (.366) 12-53 (.226)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 6-25 (.240)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-34 (.676) 12-26 (.462)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 7

    2012-13 Season

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