Steven Burrough added 10 points for North Carolina A&T (1-7). The Aggies had lost their first seven games to open the season, with losses coming by an average of 22.5 points.
A Deonte Cole jumper at the buzzer for Northern Kentucky gave the Norse a 39-37 lead after a back-and-forth first half. North Carolina A&T seized control in the first part of the second half, however, on a 17-8 scoring run capped by a Ede Egharevba fastbreak layup which gave the Aggies a 54-47 lead.
North Carolina A&T never trailed the rest of the night, and took double digit lead (69-58) lead with 2:02 left.
Jalen Billups led the Norse with 20 points and seven boards.