ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Damani Applewhite scored 22 points and South Carolina State topped Florida A&M 81-65 on Saturday.
Applewhite finished shooting 6 of 8 from the field and missed just one of 11-attempted foul shots. He grabbed nine rebounds with five coming on the offensive end.
Jahmari Etienne had 12 points for South Carolina State (8-8, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Conference), Zacchaeus Sellers scored 10 and Ian Kinard grabbed 10 rebounds.
Nasir Core had 15 points for the Rattlers (4-12, 2-3). Evins Desir and MJ Randolph each scored 12.