DCIZQENNDAYXBDK.20141126045457N.C.A&T has not been opportunistic so far this season, and that trend spilled over into conference play Saturday afternoon.

James Miller had 17 points and James Carlton added 12 points and 12 rebounds as Howard opened Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play with a 54-47 victory over N.C. A&T.

A&T held a 38-36 lead with 12:33 left when Miller drove for a layup to start a 12-2 run and a 48-40 lead at the 6:37 mark, and then held on for the win.

“The story of our season is that we don’t know how to win,” A&T coach Cy Alexander said. “It’s frustrating, because we’re in every ballgame. But in the last 10 minutes of games, we don’t have the experience or the leadership to win.”

Howard (5-4,1-0 MEAC) overwhelmed the Aggies in the paint, finishing with a 34-16 advantage, and grabbed 38 boards compared to 29 for A&T.

The Aggies (1-8, 0-1) held James Daniel III, Howard’s leading scorer averaging 16.2 points, to a career-low four points. READ FULL