Meet the Opponent: North Carolina A&T
North Carolina A&T Aggies
(20-16, #16 Seed)
- NC A&T won their first ever NCAA Tournament game, defeating Liberty 73-72 in opening round action.
- This will be their 10th time competing in the NCAA Tournament, last playing in 1995.
- Corbett Sports Center, home of the Aggies basketball team, was ranked the 14th best atmosphere in the nation, according to an espn.com poll.
Jesse Jackson, Terrence J, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Guard- #30 Lamont Middleton, 6-3, 205 lbs
Guard- #5 Jean Louisme, 6-4, 180 lbs
Forward- #1 Adrian Powell, 6-6, 188 lbs
Forward- #34 Bruce Beckford, 6-7, 215 lbs
Forward- #31 Austin Witter, 6-8, 195 lbs
Making the tournament and winning their first ever game in the big dance, North Carolina A&T is riding high. The Aggie attack is led by junior guard Lamont Middleton and senior forward Adrian Powell, both averaging 12.4 points per game and also adding over 4 rebounds and 2 assists per game. Cy Alexander, coach of this A&T squad, likes to keep his starters in most of the time, with only 2 players coming off the bench averaging more than 10 minutes per game. With apparent lack of depth, NC A&T will rely heavily on their starters to get the job done.