Meet the Opponent: North Carolina A&T

North Carolina A&T Aggies

NC A&T(20-16, #16 Seed)

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

NCAT Aggie Crowd

Notable Alumni:

Jesse Jackson, Terrence J, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Jesse Jackson

Starting Five:

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

The Breakdown:

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.

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