- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Sam Hunt made two free throws with two seconds on the clock, lifting North Carolina A&T; to a 63-62 come-from-behind win against Savannah State on Saturday and giving interim coach Jay Joyner a win in his first Division I game.

Joyner was named to replace Cy Alexander, who abruptly resigned on Friday.

Hunt made just a single basket, but went 3-for-4 at the foul line, helping the Aggies (6-17, 3-6 MEAC) break a nine-game losing streak.

Troyce Manassa had given Savannah State a 62-61 lead with nine seconds remaining as the Tigers erased a six-point gap. Kamil Williams launched a shot from 75 feet that rattled in and out at the buzzer.

Williams finished with 20 points for Savannah State (7-12, 3-5).

Alexander led the Aggies to their first NCAA Tournament appearance and first NCAA win in 2013. He plans to remain at NC A&T; in broadcasting and said the last three years have been tumultuous with the deaths of his wife and mother.

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