TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jermaine Ruttley scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Florida A&M posted its first season win with a 57-50 victory over North Carolina A&T on Saturday.
Jorge Rosa added 22 points for the Rattlers (1-23, 1-10 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) who went into the game with the only winless record in the NCAA Division I. The team finished hitting 38.8 percent from the field and 70.6 from the free throw line.
North Carolina A&T sank 17 of 51 (33.3 percent) from the field – including just 3 of 14 from distance – and 13 of 21 (61.9 percent) from the line.
Florida A&M led 21-17 at the break and held on in the second half for the win.
Denzel Keyes netted a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Aggies (6-20, 3-8).