Mayes was 9-of-15 shooting while Williams made 6 of 11 from the field and hit all 12 of his free-throw attempts. Marcus Barham added 20 points for FAMU (8-23, 7-8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
South Carolina State (10-20, 6-9) made four more (27) field goals than the Rattlers, but was outscored 26-18 from the free-throw line, where FAMU shot 81.3 percent.
The Rattlers are tied with Morgan State for seventh in the conference standings -- one game behind North Carolina Central. South Carolina State fell into an eighth-place tie with Howard.
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Mississippi State picking up momentum
Senior Quinndary Weatherspoon talks about where he can improve and what the future holds for the Bulldogs.
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The Marquette guard isn't built like Zion Williamson -- he's 5-11, 175 pounds. But Howard's collegiate scoring prowess is without recent precedent.
|North Carolina A&T||5-0||0.5||10-9|
|North Carolina Central||4-1||1.5||9-10|
|South Carolina State||2-3||3.5||4-17|