Winston-Salem State tops North Carolina A&T 79-74
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP)—Brian Fisher scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half and Winston-Salem State rallied to defeat North Carolina A&T 79-74 on Monday night, sweeping the season series for the first time in 30 years.
The Rams (11-15), who won 59-57 on Jan. 25, overcame a 15-point first-half deficit to win the 89th meeting between the fierce rivals.
The Aggies (10-18) hit eight of their first 11 field goal attempts while Winston-Salem State missed seven of its first nine.
North Carolina A&T led 43-33 at halftime and built a 52-37 margin with 17:04 left. The Rams then used a 29-9 run to lead 66-61 with 5:43 to go. The Aggies could get no closer than three the rest of the way.
Paul Davis added 15 points and 12 rebounds for Winston-Salem State, which snapped North Carolina A&T’s two-game winning streak.
Tavarus Alston led the Aggies with 20 points and Dwane Joshua had 19.