GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Denzel Keyes scored 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds to help North Carolina A&T beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 78-69 on Monday night.
The Aggies scored 17 of the last 23 first-half points to take a 43-33 lead into the break. A free throw by Miryne Thomas pulled the Hawks within seven points with 2:23 to play, but they went scoreless from there.
NC A&T shot 28 of 54 (51.9 percent) from the field and outscored the Hawks 15-8 from the free-throw line.
Texas junior guard Andrew Jones is a limited participant in practice as he continues to regain strength following his diagnosis of leukemia, coach Shaka Smart said Monday.
Four-star point guard Jalen Gaffney made a verbal commitment to UConn on Monday, giving the Huskies their second ESPN 100 guard in the past two weeks.
Watts is one of the most dynamic scoring guards in the country and looks to develop his game under coach Tom Izzo's tutelage.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|