Devante Boykins hit a 3-pointer and Edmead added a layup and a 3 during a 10-3 spurt to open the second half that gave NC A&T (10-8, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) a 37-24 lead. Kameron Langley stole it and fed McGowens for a layup to cap the run and the Aggies led by double figures the rest of the way.
Both teams shot below 36 percent from the field and less than 26 percent from 3-point range. NC A&T made 16 of 19 free throws (84.2 percent), while the Eagles hit just 6 of 12, and scored 17 points off 14 Coppin State turnovers.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' men's basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|