TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (Jan. 28) - The Florida A&M Men’s Basketball team dropped a 57-48 decision to Delaware State, here Monday night at the Al Lawson Center.
FAMU (6-15, 3-4 MEAC) was paced by Jomari Bradshaw with a game high 18 points, followed by Reggie Lewis with 15. Markee Teal led the Rattlers on the boards with eight.
DSU (9-10, 4-1 MEAC) had three Hornets to score in double figures as Tahj Tate scored a team high 16 points, followed by both Albert Thomas and Marques Oliver with 10 points each. Thomas led the Hornets on the boards with eight.
The Hornets grabbed an early 13-8 lead on a Casey Walker three pointer with 12:52 to go in the first.
DSU extended their lead to 22-15 on a Kendall Gray dunk at the 3:42 mark of the first.
FAMU would go into the break trailing DSU 22-19 as Lewis hit a pair of free throws with 53 seconds left in the half. The Rattlers finished the first half shooting 38.9 percent, while the Hornets shot 36.0 percent.
The Rattlers opened up the second half with an 11-2 run as they took a 30-24 lead on a Bradshaw layup at the 14:23 mark of the half. FAMU extended their lead to 37-29 on a Lewis three pointer with 12:00 to go in the game.
Marques Oliver would tie the game at 41-41 with a pair of free throws with 6:29 left in the game, capping a 12-4 run by Hornets.
Oneyekachukwu Odi would tie the game at 43-43 for FAMU with 4:54 left in the game.
That would be closes that FAMU would get as DSU ended the contest with a 14-5 run.
FAMU will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 2 as they will travel to Daytona Beach, Fla., to take on arch-rival Bethune-Cookman in a 4 p.m. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest.