North Carolina A&T (15-16) Goes Up against Florida A&M (8-22) in MEAC Tournament

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Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Florida A&M 24 30 54 +6.5
  North Carolina A&T 25 40 65 -6.5
Tue, Mar 12 2013, 06:30 PM

Norfolk Scope Arena
Norfolk, VA

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North Carolina A&T takes on Florida A&M in the quarterfinals of the MEAC Tournament at Norfolk Scope Arena on Tuesday. Tipoff is at 6:30 p.m. EST. The Aggies beat the Rattlers 64-56 on Feb. 11 and are 5-2 against them over the last four years.

In their last game on Mar. 7, Bruce Beckford put up 16 points and nine rebounds for the Aggies in a loss to Norfolk State, 55-48. In addition to his 7.8 points per game, he is also chipping in 4.5 rebounds per game. For the Rattlers, Muhammad Abdul-Aleem put up 16 points in the 78-67 loss to Morgan State on Mar. 7. He contributes 4.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.3 points per game.

StatSmack! North Carolina A&T is better than Florida A&M
  • Jean Louisme is ranked 9th in the MEAC in three-pointers.
  • The North Carolina A&T blocks leader (Austin Witter, 92 blocks) has more blocks than the Florida A&M blocks leader (Onyekachukwu Odi, 36 blocks).
  • North Carolina A&T is better under pressure, and has defeated Florida A&M in six out of the last 11 games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Austin Witter is ranked 3rd in the MEAC in rebounds and 10th nationally in blocks.
FAMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C- Jamie Adams 30 14 2 3 2 0 3
D+ Reggie Lewis 31 10 2 2 1 0 2
D M. Abdul-Aleem 22 9 4 1 1 0 2
D Jamari Bradshaw 21 9 4 1 1 0 2
D Markee Teal 23 7 5 0 1 0 2
D Trey Kellum 22 6 4 1 1 1 1
D D`Andre Bullard 20 4 2 2 1 0 2
D- Walter Davis 20 3 4 1 1 1 1
F O. Odi 13 2 3 0 0 1 1
F Jakari Bush 12 2 1 2 0 0 2
F McWisdom Badejo 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Michael Fabiyi 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
NCAT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Adrian Powell 31 12 5 2 2 0 2
C L. Middleton 31 12 4 2 1 0 3
C Austin Witter 31 6 7 2 1 3 2
C- Jean Louisme 27 10 3 2 1 0 2
C- Bruce Beckford 22 8 5 0 1 0 1
D J. Underwood 23 6 2 2 1 0 3
D D. Upchurch 15 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Shaun Stewart 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Khalid King 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- D. Behonh-Tolly 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Corvon Butler 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- R.J. Buck 11 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Waylan Siverand 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Lawrence Smith 9 1 1 0 0 0 0

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MEAC Standings

OverallConf
1 NCCU 28-6 16-1
2 Hampton 18-13 13-4
3 Norfolk State 19-15 11-5
3 Morgan State 15-16 11-5
5 Savannah State 13-19 10-6
6 Florida A&M 14-18 8-8
7 Coppin State 12-20 7-9
8 Delaware State 9-21 5-11
8 SCSU 9-21 5-11
 8NCAT 9-23 5-11
8 Howard 8-25 5-11
8 Bethune-Cookman 7-25 5-11
13 UMES 6-24 4-12
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#12 Ahmad Abdullah So G 6-0 175
#5 Bryan Akinkugbe Jr C 6-9 225
#32 Bruce Beckford So F 6-7 215
#11 Michael Briscoe Fr G 6-2 178
#44 Steven Burrough Fr C 6-9 245
#34 Khary Doby Fr F 6-6 206
#15 Miles Jenkins So G 6-0 175
#1 Julien Johnson Jr F 6-7 190
#23 Denzel Keyes Fr G 6-4 210
#30 L. Middleton Sr G 6-3 205
#20 Richaud Pack Sr G 6-3 183
#21 Nick Reese Fr F 6-7 210
#0 Jerome Simmons Fr C/F 6-8 225
#33 Waylan Siverand Jr F 6-7 190
#42 Maurice Taylor Fr F 6-7 202
#3 J. Underwood Sr G 6-0 185
#10 James Whitaker Fr G 6-5 180