Florida A&M 65, Delaware St. 55
Amin Stevens tallied 16 points and Yannick Crowder scored eight
of his 12 points in overtime to help Florida A&M pull away from
Delaware State 65-55 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
quarterfinals on Thursday night.
Crowder, who was 8 of 8 from the free-throw line, and Stevens,
grabbed eight rebounds apiece for the Rattlers, who won the battle
of the boards 43-32.
Florida A&M (9-22) led 33-25 at intermission but Delaware
State rallied to tie the game 53-53 with 24 seconds remaining
behind a Marques Oliver tip-in.
The Rattlers, however, dominated overtime, scoring the first six
points and holding the Hornets to just one basket during the
Delaware State (15-13) shot 1 of 8, committed four fouls, and
had four turnovers in overtime.
Tahj Tate led the Hornets with 18 and Casey Walker had 16.
Florida A&M will face second-seeded Norfolk State in the
semi-finals on Friday.