GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Austin Witter scored 10 points, grabbed nine boards and had four steals in North Carolina A&T's 83-52 win over Division III Greensboro College on Friday night in the Aggies' season opener.
Powell also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds for North Carolina A&T, which outrebounded Greensboro 43-29.
Greensboro held an early 5-0 advantage but wouldn't see the lead again, as Upchruch's layup sparked a 21-4 run to put the Aggies on top 21-9. Middletop capped the run with two free throws.
Luqman Tijani made a 3-pointer to close the gap to 28-24 but Powell and Witter combined to score nine straight points and stretch the Aggies' lead to 37-24. North Carolina A&T led 47-30 at halftime.
Tijani led Greensboro with 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting.
Four-star small forward Galen Alexander committed to LSU on Sunday over Marquette, TCU, Texas, North Carolina State and Arizona. Alexander, from nearby Lafayette, gives head coach Johnny Jones a huge in-state prize.
Porter Jr. was a lock for the Huskies after they hired his father as an assistant coach. The rangy wing gives Washington an instant matchup nightmare.
Michael Porter Jr., the No. 4 player in the Class of 2017, has committed to play at Washington -- where his godfather and father coach.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|