The Aggies (15-9, 8-1 Mid Eastern Athletic Conference) moved into a first-place tie with Savannah State in the MEAC despite shooting 36.7 percent from the field and having an 11-point lead in the second half trimmed to one with a minute left.
North Carolina A&T trailed 30-28 at halftime, but Langley had five points during an 11-0 run that put the Aggies ahead 43-32 with 13:30 remaining. The Hornets countered with seven straight points and later closed within 52-51 on Jonathan Walker's layup with 1:05 to go, then forced a turnover before missing three shots in the final seconds with a chance at the lead.
After Langley made two free throws to put the Aggies up three with two seconds left, Delaware State's Kavon Waller missed a 3-point try to attempt to force overtime.
Joseph Lewis finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets (2-23, 0-10), while Walker also had 12 points.
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|