Saturday , Mar , 10 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Florida A&M wins MEAC in spectacular finish

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) – Brian Greene scored on an alley-oop at the
buzzer off an inbounds pass, as Florida A&M claimed the Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference Tournament championship with a 58-56 win over Delaware State at the
RBC Center.

With 1.1 seconds left in the contest, Lamar Twitty inbounded the ball on the
right side of the floor and lofted a long pass over several would-be defenders
to Greene, who was standing just in front of the basket. Greene caught the
ball, turned and released the shot just as time expired. A replay confirmed
the game-winning basket.

Greene finished with a team-high 22 points 13 rebounds as FAMU (21-13) claimed
its first MEAC championship since 2004, earning an automatic bid the NCAA
Tournament.

Joe Ballard chipped in with 12 points and Darius Glover added 11 in the win
for the Rattlers.

Roy Bright scored a game-high 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting and Elyon Bush
added 10 points and six boards for Delaware State (21-12).

Delaware State got a three from Darrin Shine in the first 30 seconds of the
second half to take a 31-29 lead, an advantage the Hornets wouldn’t relinquish
until midway through the period.

Greene’s layup with 9:29 left in the contest gave FAMU a slim 44-43 lead and
the Rattlers maintained the advantage until the last minute of play. With FAMU
holding a 56-54 lead, Bright’s layup tied the game with 32 seconds left.

FAMU mounted a nice run to start the contest and following a dunk by Rome
Sanders, had a 14-5 lead with 13:25 remaining in the opening half.

However, Delaware State responded with an 11-2 run of its own and managed to
tie the contest at 16 with just over eight minutes left in the stanza
following a three-pointer by Marcus Neal.

Both teams continued to played it close to the best for the remainder of the
opening half and after Ballard made a layup with 10 seconds left, Delaware
State held a 28-27 lead heading into the intermission.

Game Notes

Twitty finished with three points and only one assist, the game-winning
pass….Jahsha Bluntt finished with eight points and four rebounds for
Delaware State.

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