GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Denzel Keyes scored 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds to help North Carolina A&T beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 78-69 on Monday night.
The Aggies scored 17 of the last 23 first-half points to take a 43-33 lead into the break. A free throw by Miryne Thomas pulled the Hawks within seven points with 2:23 to play, but they went scoreless from there.
NC A&T shot 28 of 54 (51.9 percent) from the field and outscored the Hawks 15-8 from the free-throw line.
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|