January 12, 2016

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) Eric Eaves and Ed Stephens combined to score 50 points as South Carolina State shot 33 of 45 from the free throw line to hold off North Carolina A&T, 92-85 on Monday night.

Coming off its first win over North Carolina Central in 10 meetings Saturday, South Carolina State (8-10, 3-1) pushed its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference record to 3-1, a game back of conference-leading Hampton.

Eaves knocked down 17 of 23 attempts from the free throw line to finish with 27 points, leading the scoring effort for the Bulldogs while Stephens hit 6 of 9 from behind the three-point line and finished with 23. Greg Mortimer hit 8 of 10 from the line and added 12 points while Gabriel McCray grabbed six rebounds to add 12.

Denzel Keys scored 22 points to lead the Aggies (5-13, 2-2), who shot 14 of 20 from the line. Ahmad Abdullah added 19 points.

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