Morgan State's Blake Bozeman hit a deep 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down for a 53-51 lead. Abdullah drove the length of the floor, got fouled, and hit both free throws with 5.8 seconds left to tie it at 53-all. NC A&T was whistled for a foul at midcourt but Morgan State missed the front end of a one-and-one, forcing overtime.
Bozeman led Morgan State (7-21, 5-9) with 25 points.
The last five meetings between the two schools have been decided by three points or less.