MEN'S BASKETBALL PREVIEW
When: Monday, January 30 at 8 p.m., vs. Delaware State
Where: Corbett Sports Center
Must See: Three-point shooting. The Aggies seem to have found their rhythm from 3-point range. Over the last two games, North Carolina A&T has taken 59 3-pointers over its last two games. The Aggies are not only taking the threes, they are hitting them. The Aggies have connected on 46 percent of their threes over their last two games, and it resulted in the Aggies scoring more than 90 points both times. The Aggies have proven to be hard to beat when they score 80 or more points. Over the last three seasons, the Aggies are 17-3 when they score 80 or more. They will have difficult time scoring 80 points tonight. The Hornets only allow opponents to score 65.4 points per game. The Aggies have won their last three games over the Hornets.
Delaware State: Delaware State coach Greg Jackson will be coaching in his 30th game against North Carolina A&T tonight. Jackson has been with the Hornets for 12 seasons, but he also coached at N.C. Central during the early-to-mid 90's. Jackson is 12-8 against the Aggies as the Hornets' coach and 18-11 in the previous 29 games he has coached against A&T. His Delaware State Hornets are coming off of a 76-70 win over N.C. Central on Saturday. Forward Casey Walker led the way with 20 points on 7-for-7 shooting from the free throw line. The backcourt of Jay Threat and Tahj Tate are major weapons for the Hornets. Threat averages better than five assists per game, while Tate leads the team in scoring (15.2 ppg).
He's Heating Up: Senior Marc Hill is playing as well as he has ever played as an Aggie. Hill has scored 20 points in consecutive games, while shooting a combined 8-for-12 in those games. On Saturday, he hit all four of his 3-point attempts, and in the Aggies win over Coppin State last week, he assisted on the Adrian Powell's game-winning 3-pointer in overtime. During conference play, Hill is averaging 13.4 points per game and shooting 44.4 percent from 3-point range. What is more impressive is Hill's 23 assists against just 11 turnovers in seven MEAC games.