The South Carolina State men’s and women’s basketball teams return to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action on Saturday when they host the Aggies of N.C. A&T State at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center.
The women's game begins at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at 4 p.m.
In their last outing the Lady Bulldogs pulled off a dramatic 67-65 overtime win over Coppin State to improve to 9-13 overall, 4-6 in the league. Bryesha Blair led the way with a team-high 17 points.
The Lady Aggies rank second in the MEAC (13-8 overall, 8-1 in conference play) and are looking to win two in a row, after knocking off Delaware State 75-55 in their last game.
Blair is the leader at 14.5 ppg, while Kemoni Jenkins and Kyesha Lewis adds 10.3 respectively. Jasmine Williams leads the Lady Bulldogs with 6.4 rebounds and 5.4 points.
Ccoriea Foy leads the N.C. A&T in scoring with 12.7 ppg, while Kala Green adds 11.6 ppg. Alexus Lessears is the leader on the boards with 9.2 and 8.0 points per game.
On the men’s side, the S.C. State Bulldogs (8-17 overall, 4-6 MEAC) look to bounce back after a loss to Coppin State last week.
Donte Wright and Damani Applewhite lead the Bulldogs 12.5 points per game. Applewhite is the leader in the frontcourt with 7.0 rebounds. Senior guard Patrell Rogers adds 10 ppg.
The top-ranked Aggies (15-9 overall, 8-1 MEAC) are tied for first place with Savannah State and seek their fourth straight league win. N.C. A&T State defeated Delaware State on Monday, 54-51.
Femi Olubjobi leads the Aggies in scoring with 17.5 ppg and 7.8 rpg.
Both S.C. State teams return to action a week from Saturday on the road at Hampton University in a MEAC doubleheader. Tip-off for the women’s contest is at 4 p.m., followed by the men’s at 6 p.m.