GREENSBORO — Tyler Maye had a career-high 24 points as NC A&T defeated Florida A&M 97-90 in overtime on Monday night.
NC A&T led 43-29 at halftime, but Florida A&M rallied and forced overtime. The Aggies stepped it up in the extra period to earn the 7-point win. The Rattlers’ 52 second-half points marked a season high.
Maye made 4 of 6 3-pointers.
Ronald Jackson had 16 points and 16 rebounds for NC A&T (5-11, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Conference). Andre Jackson added 16 points. Kameron Langley had 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for the hosts.
Rod Melton Jr. had 24 points for the Rattlers (2-11, 0-2). MJ Randolph added 16 points and 10 rebounds. DJ Jones had 15 points and 14 rebounds.
NC A&T plays Maryland Eastern Shore on the road on Saturday. Florida A&M plays Morgan State at home on Saturday.
Louisiana-Lafayette tops App State
BOONE — Freshman Mylik Wilson scored 21 of his career-high 30 points in the second half and Louisiana-Lafayette rallied to beat Appalachian State 81-73 on Monday night for its second largest comeback win under coach Bob Marlin.
Jalen Johnson scored 13 points with 10 boards for the Ragin’ Cajuns (7-9, 2-3 Sun Belt), who trailed by as many as 15 in the first half and 46-39 at halftime, but pulled ahead on a 17-3 run for a 76-64 lead with 4:03 left.
Dou Gueye added 15 points with seven rebounds and Calvin Temple scored 12 points. Wilson had nine rebounds and five steals.
Justin Forrest scored 21 points and Isaac Johnson and Michael Bibby added 12 apiece for the Mountaineers (9-7, 3-2), who were outrebounded 40-31. Adrian Delph scored 11 points and O’Showen Williams made seven assists.
Louisiana-Lafayette plays Georgia State on the road on Thursday. Appalachian State faces Texas-Arlington on the road on Thursday.