GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Denzel Keyes scored 15 of his 20 points in the final 13 minutes to help North Carolina A&T rally from a 17-point deficit and knock off North Carolina Central 70-64 on Saturday.
The Aggies (13-9, 6-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 48-31 when Keyes made back-to-back baskets to ignite a 39-16 game-ending run. Two more buckets from Keyes pulled N.C. A&T within 56-53 with 6:09 left to play. Kameron Langley's 3-pointer cut the deficit to one and Devonte Boykins' 3 gave the Aggies their first lead of the second half, 59-58, with 4:09 remaining. Langley had a bucket and four free throws from there to help N.C. A&T hold on for the win.
Raasean Davis had 15 points to pace the defending-champion Eagles (11-10, 5-2), who have won three of the last four MEAC regular-season titles. Reginald Gardner Jr. scored 13, while Pablo Rivas chipped in with 13 points and eight rebounds. The two teams entered the game tied for second place behind Bethune-Cookman.
Langley had 13 points and Boykins scored 11 for the Aggies.
Nesmith gives Vandy first lead of game
Aaron Nesmith makes the transition layup off the steal and gives Vanderbilt their first lead after being down by as much as 15 points.
Nelson scores 26 points, leads American over Boston U 70-66
Sa'eed Nelson scored 26 points on 9-of-12 shooting and had six assists and five steals to help American beat Boston University 70-66 on Wednesday night to end a three-game skid.
Bone puts on the brakes to drop defender and hits jumper
Tennessee's Jordan Bone saves the turnover after the Vanderbilt bucket and hits a pull up jumper at the other end.
|North Carolina A&T||5-0||0.5||10-9|
|North Carolina Central||4-1||1.5||9-10|
|South Carolina State||2-3||3.5||4-17|