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FAMU Men Win MEAC Opener At Howard, 82-72
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
Release:01/06/2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 5) - The Florida A&M Rattler Men's Basketball team rode a second half 
scoring surge to an 82-72 Mid Eastern Athletic Conference victory over the Howard Bison at Burr Gym
Saturday afternoon.
 
FAMU (4-12, 1-0 MEAC) went toe to toe with the Bison in the first half, exchanging leads three times before
Howard grabbed a slim 37-36 halftime lead.

Trailing 57-54 midway through the second half, senior Justin Ravenel knocked down a three-pointer to tie the score
at the 10:37 mark, before Nasir Core splashed a triple with 9:26 left to put FAMU ahead for good at 60-57.
 
The Rattlers the closed out the game with a 22-15 run, twice leading by double digits... 
 
Ravenel led FAMU with 20 points, hitting four of seven shots from distance. Core and M.J. Randolph 
each scored 11 points, while D.J. Jones and Iffy Umezurike each added 10 points.

Core led FAMU with seven rebounds Saturday...
 
WHAT'S NEXT: FAMU will play Monday at Norfolk (Va.) State. Tip-off will be 7:30 pm
at Echols Hall.


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