TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Five players posted in double figures in scoring as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team remained undefeated at home with a 79-60 victory over North Carolina A&T State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Monday night at the Al Lawson Center.
Florida A&M (9-13 overall, 7-4 MEAC) trailed 31-25 at the break as the Rattlers went the final five-plus minutes without a bucket. However, FAMU outscored the Aggies, 55-29 in the second half to pick up its third straight win and send North Carolina A&T State to its second consecutive conference loss.
MJ Randolph scored 12 of his game-high 18 points in the second half as he also added four rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals. Evins Desir scored 14 of his 15 points in the first half as he was 7-of-10 shooting, with eight boards, one steal and one assist. Brendon Myles tallied 12 points, two assists and one board, while DJ Jones chipped in 11 points, two boards, two assists and one steal. Rod Melton, Jr. registered a double-double of 11 rebounds, 10 points and finished just two assists shy of a triple double with eight, along with four steals.
Ronald Jackson led North Carolina A&T State (12-13, 8-3) with 14 points, five rebounds and one steal. Tyler Maye recorded 11 points, two assists, one steal and one rebound, while Andre Jackson added 10 points, four assists, two steals and two boards.