Kameron Langley scored 14 points with nine assists for the Wildcats (18-12, 11-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who shot 42.9 percent from the field and led 49-43 at halftime.
Brandon Tabb's layup capped a 10-0 run for a 53-51 Wildcats lead while the Aggies went scoreless for more than 5 1/2 minutes, but NC A&T led 70-59 after scoring seven straight. The Wildcats closed to 82-80 on Jeffrey Altidort's layup with 25 seconds left, but McGowen replied with a layup and Langley added two free throws.
Tabb scored 25 points, making 12 of 13 free throws, Isaiah Bailey added 16 points and Shawntrez Davis had 15 points and 13 boards for the Wildcats (17-13, 11-4), who saw their five-game win streak end.
Ladner takes over as Southern Miss head coach
Jay Ladner, who coached Southeastern Louisiana the past five years and led the Lions to a Southland Conference regular-season title in 2018, has been hired as Southern Mississippi's head coach.
Sources: St. John's, Anderson working on deal
St. John's is in negotiations with former Arkansas coach Mike Anderson for its head-coach opening, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Source: Texas Tech's Moore hits transfer portal
Texas Tech freshman Khavon Moore has entered the transfer portal, sources told ESPN.
|North Carolina A&T||13-3||1||19-13|
|North Carolina Central||10-6||4||18-16|
|South Carolina State||5-11||9||8-26|