The Rattlers (1-12) used an 8-0 run to go up by 10 late in the first half before Sam scored the last four points. Sandifer and Reese hit 3-pointers to start the second half, tying the game.
The Jags were down five points midway through the second half when Umude hit back-to-back jumpers and scored eight points in a 15-0 spurt that stretched into a 28-3 run. Florida A&M shot 1 for 10 in that stretch with six turnovers.
The Rattlers went 1 of 10 behind the arc in the second half and shot 29 percent (7 of 24), while Southern was 5 of 10 behind the arc and shot 48 percent (14 of 29). The Jags had 14 steals among 24 forced turnovers, which led to 28 points. Reese had six assists and Shepherd three steals.
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|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|