TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Desmond Williams scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and Florida A&M held off North Carolina Central 65-56 on Saturday night.
Florida A&M trailed 46-42 in the second half but rallied with a 19-3 run to lead 61-49 with 2:37 left.
North Carolina Central cut the deficit to 61-56 at 1:24 but Williams' jumper with 46 seconds left pushed the lead back to seven and Nick Severado punctuated the win with a putback dunk.
Raasean Davis had 14 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season. Davis had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the first half when the Eagles trailed 28-25. Pablo Rivas added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles (12-12, 6-4).
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