ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Jamie Adams scored 27 points Saturday night and Florida A&M held off a second-half surge by South Carolina State to win 78-72.
Trey Kellum added 13 points and Jamari Bradshaw, Reggie Lewis each scored 12 for Florida A&M (7-11, 3-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). The Rattlers outshot the Bulldogs (5-12, 1-3) from the field 45.2 percent to 40.7 percent. Adams had four steals.
Florida A&M led 36-31 at halftime and pulled ahead to lead 72-65 with 2:28 to play in the second half when the Bulldogs surged to come within six points.
The Bulldogs were hurt by 21 turnovers and were outshot from beyond the arc 38.9 percent (7 of 18) to 29.4 percent (5 of 17).
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Badgers for his senior season.
|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|