DURHAM, N.C. -- Ronald Jackson scored 16 points, including a pair of clutch free throws in the final minute, as North Carolina A&T remained unbeaten in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play holding off North Carolina Central, 51-48 on Saturday.
The Aggies (11-9, 6-0) now have won seven straight since dropping their final three games in 2018.
Raasean Davis scored at the basket, then tipped in a missed free throw by Larry McKnight Jr. to cut the NC A&T lead to two, 47-45 with 1:05 left. Jackson drew the foul coming out of an Aggies time out and made both free throws to make it 49-45 with :25 left. McKnight hit the first of two free throws to get within three with :16 left, but Quavius Copeland hit two free throws to put NC A&T up by five with :13 left.
Jackson made both of his 3-point attempts and was 4-for-4 shooting from the line for NC A&T.
Randy Miller, Jr. had 21 points to lead NC Central (9-11, 4-2).
Mississippi State ready for another March Madness run
After making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 10 years, Bulldogs head coach Ben Howland is confident they can make another
Hassan Diarra commits to play for Aggies, coach Buzz Williams
Guard Hassan Diarra, who averaged 13.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists on the Nike EYBL circuit last spring and summer, has committed to Texas A&M and coach Buzz Williams.
White says Nembhard is pretty unique
There are high expectations for guard Andrew Nembhard this season as he exhibits great leadership as a sophomore.
|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|