FAMU bench plays big in 88-86 win over Jackson State

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Jackson St. 8-12,4-3 SWAC

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Winner Florida A&M 4-14,2-5 SWAC

Jackson St.27 59 86
Florida A&M37 51 88

The Florida A&M men’s basketball team got a 30-point performance from the bench on the way to an 88-86 victory against the Jackson State Tigers at home Monday.

The Rattlers (4-14, 2-5) had four players score in double figures, led by Keith Lamar, who had 27 points. Jordan Chatman tacked on 15 points from the bench and Shannon Grant chipped in as well with 13 points and eight rebounds.

Florida A&M took advantage of excellent ball movement in Monday’s game, piling up 22 assists on 31 made field goals. Roderick Coffee III’s seven assists were the most for the Rattlers and Jalen Speer also contributed with six assists of his own.

How It Happened

After playing to a 23-23 tie, Florida A&M went on a 10-0 run with 5:26 left in the first half, culminating in a three from Lamar, to take a 33-23 lead. The Rattlers then maintained that lead and entered halftime with a 37-27 advantage. Florida A&M did most of its first half damage in the paint, scoring 24 of its 37 points close to the basket.

Florida A&M kept its lead intact before going on a 6-0 run to grow the lead to 73-60 with 5:49 to go in the contest. The Tigers narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Rattlers still held on for the 88-86 win. Florida A&M got a boost from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for 14 of its 51 total points.

Game Notes» The Rattlers shot well from three point range, knocking down eight of 19 long range attempts.
» The Rattlers shared the ball well, recording an assist on 71 percent of made baskets.
» The Florida A&M bench came alive by adding 30 points to its scoring output.
» Florida A&M had a 33-29 edge on the boards in the win.
» Keith Lamar led the Rattlers with 27 points.
» Florida A&M got a team-high eight rebounds from Shannon Grant.

Next Game:
at Alabama A&M University
2/3/2024 | 6 PM ET

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