TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida A&M took a 50-27 halftime lead, then outdid itself in the second half as the Rattlers routed Allen University 109-59 Saturday.
The Rattlers (4-6) had six players in double figures, only two of whom started: Jamari Bradshaw, with 14 points in 16 minutes of action, and Walter Davis (10 points). The bench was cleared early and often.
Michael Fabiyi led Florida A&M with 15 points. Muhammad Abdul-Aleem added 11, McWisdom Badejo 10. Trey Kellum recorded an 11-point, 12-rebound double-double. Florida A&M outscored Allen 59-32 in the second half.
The Rattlers hit 44 of 79 field goal attempts. Allen (2-10), a tiny NAIA school in South Carolina, was 21 for 64. Richard Johnson led the Yellow Jackets with 22 points, including six treys. Jadia Johnson added 12.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
|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|