The sweltering defense of the Eagles forced the Rattlers into 20 turnovers. NCCU turned that into 33 points, while they committed just seven turnovers, resulting in seven points for FAMU. The Eagles also completely dominated with its reserves. They carded 34 points from bench players, while the Rattlers managed just four.
Jamie Adams led the Rattlers with 12 points, while Trey Kellum and Reggie Lewis contributed 10 points each. Bobby King pulled down a game-high seven rebounds. Adams would dish out five assists on the night.
The red hot Eagles stymied the Rattlers defensively, but shot 53.3 percent from the field, 50 percent from three-point range and 79.2 percent from the free throw line.
They held the Rattlers to just 37.3 percent shooting from the field. They went a paltry 19 percent from the three-point line and 58.3 percent from the free throw line.
In all, 11 Eagles scored against the Rattlers. Jeremy Ingram led the Eagles in scoring with 17 points, followed by Karamo Jawara with 14 and Jay Copeland with 11 points.
The Rattlers will try to shake out the cobwebs as they prepare for MEAC action, as they prepare for a visit from the Delaware State Hornets on Sat., Apr. 14, in the Al Lawson Center.