GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Richaud Pauk scored 22 points, making 3 of 5 3-point attempts and all 11 free throw attempts, to lead North Carolina A&T to a 66-55 victory over Delaware State Monday night.
The Aggies, who never trailed in the game, held a 36-20 lead at the half. Delaware State (4-14, 0-6) closed the gap to 62-55 with 3:05 remaining following a layup by Casey Walker and 3-pointer by Tyshawn Bell. Pauk made two free throws and Beckford made a layup to seal the victory for NCA&T.
The Aggies made 10 of 21 attempts from beyond the arc and won the rebound battle, pulling down 41 compared to Delaware State's 23.
Bell led the Hornets with 17 points and Casey Walker contributed 16.
Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.
|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|