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.
Mannion, who recently reclassified and is ESPN's No.11 overall player in the class of 2019, chose Arizona over Marquette.
He'll fit in with Sean Miller's plans for a faster tempo on offense.
Top recruits are starting to take their official visits, meaning it's time to make some predictions about where they're leaning.
|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|