North Carolina Central beats Florida A&M 78-61

The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Ray Willis earned a double-double, scoring 25 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, to lead North Carolina Central over Florida A&M 78-61 on Saturday night.

Dominique Sutton added 23 points for the Eagles (11-11, 5-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who avenged a Jan. 7 loss to the Rattlers. Nick Chasten and Jeremy Ingram chipped in 10 points apiece for N.C. Central, which has now won two straight games.

The Eagles led by seven points at the break, and outscored the Rattlers 38-28 in the second half to seal it. They outshot FAMU from the floor 51.9 percent (27 of 52) to just 40.8 percent (20 of 49).

Yannick Crowder finished with 17 points to lead the Rattlers (6-17, 4-5), who have lost two of three. Amin Stevens notched a double-double as well, scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 boards.

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