Saturday, January 16, 2016

FAMU men, women split doubleheader with Morgan State

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- It definitely wasn’t the prettiest win, but Saturday night’s 72-65 victory over the Morgan State Bears was one Florida A&M head coach Byron Samuels was happy to get.

The Rattlers didn’t take control of the game until the final minute, burying the Bears after first grabbing a 62-59 lead, then sinking 10 free throws in a row.

It was a gritty win for Samuels’ young group – one that gave the season-high home crowd of 2,670 something to cheer for after Florida A&M’s women’s team dropped the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Morgan State.

“It’s great to get this victory,” Samuels said.

“Our guys fought really, really hard. That was the last key of the game – fight for as long as it takes. Even though we had some pockets in there where we weren’t playing our best, our guys continued to stay in there. They were engaged and we were finally able to get over the top.”


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