NC A&T edges UMES 66-64 behind Olujobi
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Femi Olujobi scored 17 points and the go-ahead 3-pointer late and North Carolina A&T edged out Maryland-Eastern Shore 66-64 on Saturday to win its fifth straight.
Aaren Edmead scored 14 points with five assists and Davaris McGowens added 11 points with nine rebounds for the Aggies (12-8, 5-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
The Aggies entered tied for first in the conference standings with North Carolina Central (12-8, 5-0).
Olujobi’s go-ahead 3 with 2:13 to play broke open a back-and-forth game for a 65-62 lead, but Ahmad Frost’s putback in the lane cut it 65-64 with 45 seconds left. The Hawks turned it over and were forced to foul Edmead, who made 1 of 2 free throws with 2.8 seconds left.
Tyler Jones scored 18 points, Frost added 15 and Miryne Thomas had 11 for the Hawks (5-16, 1-5), who have lost four straight. Logan McIntosh scored nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds.