Mayes was 9-of-15 shooting while Williams made 6 of 11 from the field and hit all 12 of his free-throw attempts. Marcus Barham added 20 points for FAMU (8-23, 7-8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
South Carolina State (10-20, 6-9) made four more (27) field goals than the Rattlers, but was outscored 26-18 from the free-throw line, where FAMU shot 81.3 percent.
The Rattlers are tied with Morgan State for seventh in the conference standings -- one game behind North Carolina Central. South Carolina State fell into an eighth-place tie with Howard.
Winston makes driving layup and draws foul
Michigan State's Cassius Winston makes a layup vs. Nebraska and draws a foul.
Copeland smashes 2-handed slam
Isaac Copeland Jr. puts Nebraska within one of Michigan State with a 2-handed dunk.
AAC says officials won't be disciplined for controversial ejections
The AAC has reviewed the controversial ejections given to Dan Hurley and Frank Haith on Wednesday, but the conference will not discipline the officials who made the "regrettable" call.