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Florida A&M Upsets Hampton 62-58
Written by (AP) Tuesday, 22 February 2011 01:36
Amin Stevens scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Florida A&M upset Hampton in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Monday night.
The Rattlers (7-12, 2-5), who had lost seven of eight entering the game, knocked the Pirates (15-5, 5-2) out of a first-place tie with Bethune-Cookman, which beat Howard. FAMU rallied in the second half, during which Stevens scored 17 and grabbed nine rebounds.
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NC A&T Defeats NC Central 72-67
Written by (AP) Tuesday, 22 February 2011 01:30
Thomas Coleman scored 21 points to lead North Carolina A&T over North Carolina Central 72-67 on Monday night.
Coleman, who is fourth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with 16.6 points per game, was 9 of 10 from the field and added three free throws against the Eagles.
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Alabama A&M Defeats Southern University 64-45
Written by (AP) Tuesday, 22 February 2011 01:25
Cornelius Hester scored 24 points, most of which came off six 3-pointers, as Alabama A&M defeated Southern University 64-45 on Monday night.
The Bulldogs (12-11, 9-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) led 23-19 at halftime, but stretched their advantage to double digits on a 10-0 run fueled by Casey Cantey early in the second half. Cantey scored five of his 18 points during the spurt, which ended with Alabama A&M ahead 40-25 with 14:40 left.
The Jaguars (4-23, 3-12) worked the deficit back into single digits once — on Marceis Davis' 3-pointer with 10:17 left — but Cantey answered with a jumper 41 seconds later. Southern lost its eighth in a row, with nobody scoring in double figures.
Hester made 9 of 21 shots, including 6 of 16 from 3-point territory, as the Bulldogs avenged a 64-52 loss to Southern on Jan. 22 — the Jaguars' last victory.
Morgan State Beats Maryland-Eastern Shore 71-54
Written by (AP) Tuesday, 22 February 2011 01:15
DeWayne Jackson scored 16 points and Kevin Thompson added 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Morgan State past Maryland-Eastern Shore 71-54 on Monday night.
The Bears (13-10, 8-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) led 25-21 at halftime and shot 61.9 percent from the field (13 of 21) after the break, increasing their lead to as many as 21, 63-42, with 2:20 left to play.
Rodney Stokes added 14 points and nine rebounds for Morgan State, while Tola Lawal chipped in 13 points.
The Hawks (6-21, 3-11) shot just 8 for 31 from the floor (25.8 percent) in the opening half and slightly improved to 33.3 percent in the second (12 of 36). UMES shot 22.2 percent from 3-point range (4 of 18) and 40 percent from the free-throw line (10 of 25).
Dishawn Bradshaw scored 11 points and Hillary Haley added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Hawks, who have lost nine straight to Morgan State.
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