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.
Jim Calhoun, who has a career record of 873-380 and led UConn to three national titles before retiring in 2012, has been hired as coach at Saint Joseph.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott believes a tentative ruling making show-cause orders illegal in California would threaten NCAA membership for state schools.
Guard James Bouknight, ranked 87th in the ESPN 100, is the first player from the Class of 2019 to commit to UConn and first-year coach Dan Hurley.
|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|