North Carolina A&T tops TPA 67-60
LAS VEGAS (AP)—Tavarus Alston scored 16 points, and North Carolina A&T beat Texas-Pan American 67-60 Friday at the Global Sports Classic.
North Carolina A&T (3-3) scored the first 10 points of the second half to extended its lead 38-24, and led by as many as 17 points before a 14-3 run by Texas-Pan American made it 53-47 with 4:11 to play.
But Alston made a 3-pointer to extend North Carolina A&T’s lead back to nine points, and the Aggies made 9-of-12 free throws in the final minute to stay safely ahead.
Nicholas Wilson added 13 points and Marc Hill scored 10 for North Carolina A&T.
Emmanuel Jones led Texas-Pan American (2-4) with 27 points and Nick Weiermiller added 17. The losers made only 33 percent of their field goal attempts.