DOVER, Del. (Jan. 17) - The Florida A&M University Men’s basketball team dropped their seventh game in a row as Delaware State defeated the Rattlers a 62-57, here Monday evening at Memorial Hall.
FAMU (5-12, 0-5 MEAC) had three Rattlers to score in double-figures as Amin Stevens scored a team high 15 points. Both Avery Moore and Brandon Hosley finished with 12 points each, while Larry Jackson pulled down game high 11 rebounds.
DSU (7-9, 3-1 MEAC) was led by Casey Walker with a game high 24 points. Jay Threatt added 12 points, followed by Marques Oliver with 10. Oliver led the Hornets on the boards with a team six rebounds.
In a nip and tuck first half that saw five ties, FAMU took a 23-21 lead on a Reggie Lewis lay up with a 3:17 to go in the first.
FAMU would go into the break with a 27-24 lead as Moore score on a layup as time expired to end the half.
The Rattlers finished the first half shooting 57.9 percent (11-of-19) from floor, while the Hornets shot 40.9 percent (9-of-22).
DSU opened the second half with a 7-0 run as they took a 31-27 lead on a Trevor Welcher free throw with 17:14 left in the half.
FAMU would tie the game at 33-33 on a Lewis layup with 14:15 to go in the game.
The Rattlers would take a 45-41 lead on a Stevens layup with 8:17 to go in the game.
DSU’s Walker would nail a three pointer at the 7:07 mark, followed by an Oliver field goal would give the Hornets a 46-45 lead at 5:19, that sparked a 9-0 run, making the score 54-45 with 2:39 left to go in the game, capped off by a Walker Dunk.
Moore would hit three treys in row to cut the Hornet’s lead to 59-55 with 24 second left in the game.
DSU would convert on three straight free throws for the 62-57 final.
The Rattlers return to action on Saturday, Jan. 22 as they will take on Howard University in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference double-header in a 6 p.m. start.
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