Brevard, N.C. 63, N. Carolina A&T 92
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP)—Lawrence Smith scored 21 points and Tavarus Alston added 20 to lead North Carolina A&T to a 92-63 win over Brevard in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Robert Johnson had 18 points for the Aggies, while Thomas Coleman and Marc Hill added 11 points each. Coleman also had 14 rebounds.
Simpson made five 3-pointers, while Johnson and Alston each hit four to help North Carolina A&T go 15-for-39 from beyond the arc. The Aggies pulled away early, taking a 46-26 lead at halftime.
Josh Roper led the Tornados with 14 points, while Jonathan Whitson added 13. Sam Carlisle had a game-high 15 rebounds.
North Carolina A&T shot 41 percent from the field (31-for-75) compared to Brevard, which shot 37 percent (23-for-65).