“HORNETS” (4-18; 1-8 MEAC) vs. NCA&T State “Aggies” (11-11; 6-2 MEAC)
Sat., Feb. 9, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
Greensboro, N.C. (Corbett Sports Center - 5,000)
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Delaware State Head Coach Eric Skeeters (Coppin State, ‘97): 4-18 at DSU and career (first season); 1-8 vs. MEAC; 0-1 vs. NCA&T
Delaware State (4-18; 1-8 MEAC) looks for its second straight win in a visit to North Carolina A&T. The Hornets, dressing just eight payers, broke in the MEAC win column with a 70-68 victory over South Carolina State in their last outing on Monday. Jonathan Mitchell (sr.) scored the winning points on a follow-up basket with seven seconds left to play. Mitchell led four double-figure scorers for DSU with a career-high 24 points on 9-for-17 shooting from the field (two three-pointers) and 4-of-4 at the free throw line. Myles Carter (so.) came off the bench to also tally a career-high with 16 points (6-9 FGs). Kevin Larkin (gr.), who missed the SC State contest, is the Hornets’ top scorer and fourth in the MEAC at 16.4 points per game. He also ranks third in the league in rebounding at 8.5 per contest. In addition, Larkin has the MEAC season-high with his 40-point performance vs. Cairn on Dec. 3
North Carolina A&T (11-11; 6-2 MEAC) is currently third in the 2018-19 MEAC standings. The Aggies won their first six MEAC contests before dropping their last two, including a 69-53 setback on the road at Bethune-Cookman on Monday. NCA&T led 28-24 at the half, but was outscored 45-25 in the final 20 minutes. Aaren Edmead was the only Aggie to score in double figures with 14 points in the contest. Despite shooting 35.1% vs. Bethune-Cookman, NCA&T leads the MEAC with a .463 shooting percentage.
HORNETS vs. Aggies Series History (NCA&T leads 61-35)
This is the second meeting between the Hornets and Aggies this season. North Carolina A&T won the first contest 93-70 on Jan. 12 in Dover, Del. NCA&T’s Terry Harris led all players with 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field, including 7-of-11 on three-point attempts. Qua Copeland added 22 points, hitting 8-of-10 field goal attempts, including 6-of-8 from three-point range. The Aggies shot 63.2% from the field (36-for-57) and 60.9% from beyond the arc (14-for-23). Pinky Wiley led Delaware State with 19 points and six assists, while Ameer Bennett added 17 points in this year’s first contest between the teams. The Aggies have won the last four meetings to open up a 61-35 series lead.