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Randolph logs career game as Rattlers win first contest of season, 76-70, over Austin Peay

Oklahoma's Jalen Hill (1) passes the ball away from Florida A&M's Jai Clark (20) and Jahvon...
Oklahoma's Jalen Hill (1) passes the ball away from Florida A&M's Jai Clark (20) and Jahvon Smith (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)(Garett Fisbeck | AP)
Published: Dec. 16, 2020 at 12:08 AM EST
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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WCTV) - MJ Randolph netted a career-high 27 points and shot 11-for-15 from the floor Tuesday night as Florida A&M garnered their first victory of the season in a 76-70 win over Austin Peay.

The Rattlers outscored the Governors 42-36 in the second half to break a 34-34 halftime score and win their first game of the year in five tries.

Two other Rattlers logged double-figure outings: Evins Desir notched 14 points and grabbed six rebounds off the bench and Johnny Brown logged 11 points and went three-for-five from three-point range.

As a team, the Rattlers shot 55.6% from the floor and 50% (7-14) from three and outrebounded the Governors, 34-29.

The Govs did not have a great shooting day, going just 23-58 (39.7%) from the floor and 6-25 (24%) from deep.

FAMU returns to the floor on Friday against Georgia Tech. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

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