Rattlers Advance to MEAC Championship Game

March 9, 2007

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Leslie Robinson scored a game-high 25 points to lead Florida A&M past North Carolina A&T 74-66 on Friday in the semifinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

Robinson connected on seven 3-pointers and Darius Glover added 14 points for the No. 2 seed Rattlers (20-13), who will take on top-seeded Delaware State in the tournament final Saturday. Brian Greene earned a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Florida A&M led 34-29 at the break and widened the gap to as many as 12 points with 9:39 remaining. The Rattlers shot 45.5 percent for the game, which had four ties and four lead changes, while North Carolina A&T (15-17) finished shooting 44.7 percent.

Steven Rush led the Aggies with 22 points, going 7-for-7 from the free throw line and hitting five 3-pointers. Jason Wills added 14 points and Greg Roberts finished with 12 points.

Updated on Friday, Mar 9, 2007 11:33 pm EST