TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Justin Ravenel made eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points, Marcus Barham scored 11 of his 24 points in the two overtime sessions and Florida A&M beat Delaware State 94-89 on Monday night.
Neither team had a double-digit lead in the game. Delaware State closed the second half on a 9-2 run to tie it at 69. Barham made a fall-away jumper on a broken play to give FAMU an 80-78 lead in the first overtime, but Artem Tavakalyan tipped in a missed 3-pointer to force another session.
FAMU went on a 7-0 run in the second overtime to take control in front of a season-high 2,487 fans at the Lawson Center.
Desmond Williams also had 11 combined points in extra time and finished with 16 points for Florida A&M (3-18, 2/3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Williams and Barham shot a combined 13 for 32 from the field.
Marquis Collins led Delaware State (2-18, 0-5) with 24 points and nine rebounds.
Mike Krzyzewski switched to zone last season to mask his young team's defensive frailties. Will we see that again in 2018-19?
The cream of the crop of American high school basketball will congregate in Colorado Springs from Oct. 5-7, as USA Basketball unveils its newly expanded Junior National Team minicamp in collaboration with the NBA, NCAA and NBPA.
Missouri guard Cullen VanLeer is retiring from basketball after tearing his ACL in the Tigers' final regular-season game last season.
|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|