Florida A&M vs. NC A&T: Full Game Preview

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Florida A&M  vs. NC A&T: Full Game Preview
Florida A&M
(8-22, 1-18 away)
NC A&T
(15-16, 10-4 home)
Venue: Norfolk Scope Arena
6:30PM ET / 3:30PM PT, March 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida A&M J Adams 14.0 M Teal 5.2 J Adams 3.1
NC A&T L Middleton 12.2 A Witter 7.2 L Middleton 2.3

North Carolina A&T meets Florida A&M in the quarterfinals of the MEAC Tournament at Norfolk Scope Arena on Tuesday. Tipoff is at 6:30 p.m. EST. The Aggies defeated the Rattlers 64-56 on Feb. 11 and are 5-2 against them over the past four years.

In spite of 16 points and nine rebounds from Bruce Beckford, the Aggies came up short 55-48 against Norfolk State on Mar. 7. While contributing 4.5 rebounds per game, he also scores 7.8 points per game. For the Rattlers, Muhammad Abdul-Aleem finished with 16 points in the 78-67 loss to Morgan State on Mar. 7. He is averaging 9.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

Florida A&M StatSmack

  • North Carolina A&T has come back to win after being down at half against Florida A&M six times since 1996.
  • North Carolina A&T is better under pressure, and has defeated Florida A&M in six out of the last 11 games decided by five points or fewer.
  • North Carolina A&T does a better job contesting shots (38.4 percent allowed vs. 44.7 percent allowed) than Florida A&M this season.
  • Be afraid. North Carolina A&T has blown out more teams than Florida A&M this season (five blowouts vs. one).
  • The North Carolina A&T rebounding leader (Austin Witter, 223 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Florida A&M rebounding leader (Markee Teal, 156 rebounds).
  • North Carolina A&T has a better conference record than Florida A&M this season (8-8 vs. 5-11).
  • North Carolina A&T has a better record on the road than Florida A&M this season (5-12 vs. 1-17).
  • Adrian Powell is ranked 10th in the MEAC in points, 7th in the MEAC in three-pointers, and 2nd in the MEAC in steals.
  • North Carolina A&T players are more experienced than Florida A&M players (14,761 minutes played vs. 8,419 minutes played).
  • Austin Witter is ranked 3rd in the MEAC in rebounds and 10th nationally in blocks.
FAMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C- Jamie Adams 30 14 2 3 2 0 3
D+ Reggie Lewis 31 10 2 2 1 0 2
D M. Abdul-Aleem 22 9 4 1 1 0 2
D Jamari Bradshaw 21 9 4 1 1 0 2
D Markee Teal 23 7 5 0 1 0 2
D Trey Kellum 22 6 4 1 1 1 1
D D`Andre Bullard 20 4 2 2 1 0 2
D- Walter Davis 20 3 4 1 1 1 1
F O. Odi 13 2 3 0 0 1 1
F Jakari Bush 12 2 1 2 0 0 2
F McWisdom Badejo 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Michael Fabiyi 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
NCAT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Adrian Powell 31 12 5 2 2 0 2
C L. Middleton 31 12 4 2 1 0 3
C Austin Witter 31 6 7 2 1 3 2
C- Jean Louisme 27 10 3 2 1 0 2
C- Bruce Beckford 22 8 5 0 1 0 1
D J. Underwood 23 6 2 2 1 0 3
D D. Upchurch 15 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Shaun Stewart 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Khalid King 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- D. Behonh-Tolly 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Corvon Butler 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- R.J. Buck 11 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Waylan Siverand 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Lawrence Smith 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
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