Uploaded Ad
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Booze it or lose it

Tech Pulls Away Late Against Upset-Minded Aggies

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 11/24/2013
Print RSS
Related Links

 ATLANTA – The North Carolina A&T men's basketball team put up a good fight but fell 78-71 to the ACC's Georgia Tech at McCamish Pavilion in the Barclays Center Classic, Sunday afternoon.

 The loss marked the third straight for the Aggies (1-3) but they aren’t holding their heads down as they continue to put together the pieces of the puzzle. The Aggies (1-3) led at the half and for most of the second half until the Yellow Jackets (3-1) finally took control of the game late.

 “We have to take the positives from this game and move on,” head coach Cy Alexander said. “The guys put up a great effort and we have to use each game as a building block so that we can improve.”

 A&T placed four players in double figures led by senior Richaud Pack with 19 points. Sophomore Bruce Beckford recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Khary Doby added a season-high 17 points off the bench and was 6-for-9 from the field while senior Lamont Middleton posted 12.

 The Aggies shot 10-for-22 from beyond the arc with Doby leading the way with four. 

 “It felt good playing against an ACC opponent,” Doby said. “My coaches and teammates really believed in me and I needed a game like this to get my confidence back up. In high school I really didn’t shoot three’s but coach knew that I could shoot so I just had to prove it to him.”


 After a 37-33 lead at halftime, A&T took its largest lead, 49-38, with a layup from freshman Denzel Keyes with 13:46 left in the game. Tech found its way back in the game with an 8-0 run barely lasting two minutes to tie game at 52 with 11:50 remaining.  Both teams exchanged leads before A&T saw itself down by three. Pack answered by driving to the basket with a layup, drawing a foul and converting the the 3-point play to tie the game at 61 with less than seven minutes to play. 

 The Aggies regained the advantage, 66-63 with a 3-pointer from senior Jeremy Underwood and a pair of free throws from Middleton at the 5:20 mark. That was the last time A&T led as the Yellow Jackets scored five unanswered points to take the 68-66 edge.

 Tech used a 7-1 run to extend its lead to 75-67 with 58 seconds left. But Doby responded to the challenge and with 36 seconds remaining in the game, he hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to five. But there just wasn't enough time left for an Aggies upset. 

 The Aggies received a lot of production from their bench which outscored Tech 44-20.

 “I think we played together as a team and we played hard,” Doby said. “We didn’t back down from our opponent. We just have to make clutch free throws and shots down the stretch.”

 A&T will face Ole Miss on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m.


Latest Videos
Feb 21 2018
Men's Basketball
2018 Men's Basketball Senior...
Feb 6 2018
Men's Basketball
Joyner Discusses Win over Del...
Nov 26 2017
Men's Basketball
Aggies Win Fourth Straight
Next Up Live on Lock TV
Live Event Schedule
AMF Lanes
Drury Hotels
Marianne's Brows
O Henry Hotel