Florida A&M Men’s and Women’s hoops get victories over Coppin State

From Florida A&M Sports Information : TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | MJ Randolph finished with a double-double as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team completed its home sweep with a 65-54 victory over Coppin State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Monday night during Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night   The Rattlers (4-11 overall, 2-2 MEAC), who defeated Morgan State on Saturday afternoon, led by as many as 15 points (26-11) with 45 seconds left in the first half and held Coppin State to just five field goals (17.9 percent), while taking a 27-13…

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North Carolina Central defeats Florida A&M 61-45

from Florida A&M Sports Information: DURHAM, N.C. | A late second-half run was the difference as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team dropped its 2020 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opener, 61-45, to North Carolina Central on Saturday afternoon at McDougald-McLendon Arena. Florida A&M (2-10 overall, 0-1 MEAC) and North Carolina Central entered the half tied at 28, but the Eagles held the Rattlers without a bucket for the final 8:37 of second half to earn the conference win. Rod Melton, Jr. scored 13 of his team-high 18 points in the first half to pace…

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Florida A&M Lady Rattlers open conference play Saturday

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Play TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University women’s basketball team has concluded non-conference action and will open Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play on Saturday. FAMU SO FAR: The first half of the 2019-20 FAMU Women’s Basketball schedule is in the books, and the Rattlers emerged with a 2-9 record, similar to a year ago through 11 games….. FAMU has lost their last six games, a stretch which included games against Southeastern Conference foes LSU and Florida. LAST TIME OUT: FAMU dropped a 73-45 road a decision at…

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FAMU shocks Iowa State 70-68

From Florida A&M Sports Information: AMES, Iowa | Rod Melton, Jr. scored 20 points, including the game-winning bucket as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team stunned Iowa State, 70-68, on Tuesday night, wrapping up its 2019 non-conference slate at the Hilton Coliseum. Florida A&M (2-9) led by four early on and trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half yet found themselves down 33-24 at the break. The Rattlers put on a second-half performance for the ages and outscored the Cyclones, 46-35, to pick up their second consecutive…

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Coppin State upends Loyola Marymount 74-71

From meacsports: LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Troy Baxter scored a game-high 27 points with five rebounds and two blocks and Morgan State stunned Loyola Marymount  74-71 on Saturday night at Gersten Pavilion. Baxter was 8 of 15 from the field for the Bears (6-8), including 5 of 9 from beyond the arc. Stanley Davis added 12 points and six boards, Malik Miller had nine points and Lagio Grantsaan chipped in eight. Morgan State shot 48 percent from the field compared to 44 percent for LMU and outscored the Lions in the paint by a 26-14 margin. LMU (6-8) trailed 40-32…

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December 7 MEAC Women’s Basketball Recap

From meacsports : Bethune-Cookman 68, Palm Beach Atlantic 45Delaware State 89, Saint Peter’s 66Howard 64, Fairleigh Dickinson 56Norfolk State 77, Hampton 56No. 24 South Dakota 82, Coppin State 44 Bethune-Cookman 68, Palm Beach Atlantic 45 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tatum Hayes scored 18 points and Daniella Hatcher 13 as Bethune-Cookman scored the first 16 points en route to a 68-45 victory over Palm Beach Atlantic Saturday in Historic Moore Gym. Hayes, a freshman, was 6-for-10 from 3-point range as the Wildcats (6-1) posted their best start after seven games since the 1985-86…

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Florida A&M Basketball signs Jai Clark

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University head men’s basketball coach Robert McCullum announced the signing of Jai Clark on Tuesday. Clark, who played at Apopka High School in Apopka, Fla., comes to FAMU from Indian River State College. Last season as a freshman, the 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 14.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 31 games played. He shot 42.5 percent from the floor, 43.0 percent from behind the 3-point line and 78.6 percent from the free-throw line. In addition, Clark was named First-Team All-Conference…

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Norfolk State ends Fort Myers tournament with Caldwell, Monmouth

From Mike Bello, Norfolk State University Assistant SID WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Norfolk State will finish out the Fort Myers Tip-Off Tournament with two games in two days at Monmouth. Up first, the Spartan men’s basketball team faces Caldwell University on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. at OceanFirst Bank Center. Monmouth and Radford will play right after. NSU will then take on Monmouth on Wednesday night at 7. Media CoverageFans can catch both games live on ESPN+, available through the ESPN app,…

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November 22-23 2019 MEAC Women’s Basketball Recap

From meacsports: Bethune-Cookman 75, Georgia Southern 57Florida A&M 102, Johnson (Fla.) 40North Carolina A&T State 55, Arkansas State 50Cornell 77, Delaware State 51East Carolina 57, Maryland Eastern Shore 42La Salle 55, Norfolk State 52Miami 68, North Carolina A&T State 67UNLV 66, South Carolina State 57 Bethune-Cookman 75, Georgia Southern 57 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daniella Hatcher scored 18 points as Bethune-Cookman improved to 3-0 with a 75-57 victory over Georgia Southern Saturday afternoon. Amaya Scott added 14 points and Tatum Hayes added 13 – including three from 3-point range – as…

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Seton Hall spanks FAMU 87-51

From Florida A&M Sports Information: NEWARK, N.J. | Three Florida A&M University men’s basketball players reached double figures in scoring but it wasn’t enough as the Rattlers dropped an 87-51 decision to Seton Hall at the Prudential Center. Kamron Reaves and Rod Melton, Jr. each finished with 12 points to pace the Rattlers (0-5). MJ Randolph tallied 11 points and nine boards. Myles Powell paced Seton Hall (4-1) with 23 points, while Quincy McKnight added 14 points and five assists. Jared Rhoden registered a double-double of 12 rebounds and 10 points. Inside…

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