TALLAHASSE, Fla. — Nasir Core scored 14 points, Marcus Barham added 12 and Florida A&M beat Div. II Albany State (GA) 77-59 on Monday night for its first win of the season.
Isiah Martin grabbed seven rebounds, and Core, Nick Severado and Brendon Myles had four boards apiece for the Rattlers (1-4), who shot 50 percent from the floor in the second half (13 of 26) against their former Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rivals.
Desmond Williams’ layup capped an 8-0 run and FAMU led 44-32 early in the second half, and by 24 on Core’s 3-pointer with 5:13 to play.
Elijah Maye’s layup put FAMU up for good at 26-24 after the game had been tied four different times. The Golden Rams closed to 27-26 on Juwan High’s jumper, but the Rattlers led 34-30 at halftime after Severado’s jumper. Core scored eight points in the half.
Jared Harrington and Antoine Gresham scored 10 apiece for the Golden Rams (0-5).