Florida A&M squares off against North Carolina A&T in the quarterfinals of the MEAC Tournament at Norfolk Scope Arena on Tuesday. It gets started at 6:30 p.m. EST. The Rattlers lost to the Aggies 64-56 on Feb. 11 and are 2-5 against them over the last four years.
The Rattlers were defeated by Morgan State 78-67 on Mar. 7 despite 16 points from Muhammad Abdul-Aleem. In addition to his 9.3 points per game, he is also chipping in 4.2 rebounds per game. For the Aggies, Bruce Beckford finished with 16 points and nine rebounds in the 55-48 loss to Norfolk State on Mar. 7. He contributes 4.5 rebounds per game in addition to his 7.8 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, North Carolina A&T is strong in free throw rate at 41.2. This is good enough for second in the conference and 44th in the nation.
StatSmack! Florida A&M is better than North Carolina A&T
Florida A&M has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than North Carolina A&T (two vs. zero).
The Florida A&M scoring leader (Jamie Adams, 405 points) has more points than the North Carolina A&T scoring leader (Lamont Middleton, 379 points).
The Florida A&M three-point leader (Jamie Adams, 53 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the North Carolina A&T three-point leader (Adrian Powell, 52 three-pointers).
Jamie Adams is ranked 5th in the MEAC in points, 5th in the MEAC in three-pointers, 9th in the MEAC in assists, and 1st in the MEAC in steals.