GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Ronald Jackson scored a career-high 23 points to help North Carolina A&T beat Coppin State 80-71 on Monday night.
Jackson, who recorded his previous career best with 21 points in a win over Morgan State on Saturday, was 9-of-10 shooting against Coppin State.
Milik Gantz made 7 of 11 from the field and finished with 18 points and Ibrahim Sylla scored 11 for NC A&T (10-9, 5-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). The Aggies have won six in a row and are above .500 for the first time this season.
Jackson hit two free throws and then converted a 3-point play to end the first half and Aaren Edmead's 3-pointer to open the second capped an 8-0 spurt that gave NC A&T the lead for good at 37-32. Jackson hit a 3 to spark a 16-5 run that pushed the lead to 13 points when he made a layup with 8:10 remaining and it as at least a two-possession game the rest of the way.
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|North Carolina A&T||13-3||1||19-13|
|North Carolina Central||10-6||4||18-16|
|South Carolina State||5-11||9||8-26|