DURHAM, N.C. -- Jibri Blount had 23 points and 11 rebounds as NC Central topped Florida A&M 61-45 on Saturday.
Blount shot 9 for 10 from the line.
The game was the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
After a close first half that saw the two teams head to the half tied at 28-28, NC Central pulled away in the second half for the victory. The Rattlers' 17 second-half points marked a season low for the team.
NC Central plays Delaware State on the road next Saturday. Florida A&M matches up against NC A&T on the road on Monday.
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