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North Carolina A&T Aggies

General Information

  • NCAA Division: Division I
  • Conference: Colonial Athletic Association (2022-present)
  • City: Greensboro, N.C.
  • Stadium: Corbett Sports Center

Championships:

  • NCAA Tournaments: 10 (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 2013)
  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Tournament Titles: 16 (1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 2013)
  • Conference Regular Season Titles: 13 (1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1992, 2021)

Past Conferences:

  • MEAC
  • Big South

Team History

The North Carolina A&T Aggies are a Division I program located in Greensboro, N.C. The country’s largest HBCU by enrollment, North Carolina A&T is in its first season competing in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Aggies spent only one season in the Big South, and prior to that was a founding member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

NC A&T made seven straight trips to the NCAA Tournament between 1982-88 and has been there 10 times overall. The Aggies won a First Four game in their most recent appearance in 2013, before being eliminated by top-seeded Louisville, the eventual national champions. They are 1-10 all-time in the Big Dance and 0-2 all-time in the National Invitational Tournament.

NC A&T became a perennial contender upon starting up in the MEAC in 1971, winning at least 20 games in five of its first 10 seasons before finally making the NCAA Tournament in 1982. The Aggies went on to lose their tournament opener to West Virginia but then made it back six consecutive times; they did it again in 1994. The Aggies won 12 conference regular season titles over those two-plus decades before capturing another during their final season in the MEAC in 2021.

While the Big South move made more sense logistically, allowing the school to significantly cut travel expenses, it marked the end of NC A&T’s storied rivalries with fellow HBCUs such as Howard and North Carolina Central. The Aggies went 12-20 during their one season in the Big South, after which Will Jones was let go as head coach. Former assistant Phillip Shumpert replaced Jones on an interim basis and is continuing to see through the transition to the CAA.

NC A&T was one of four schools added by the CAA ahead of the 2022-23 campaign, joining Hampton, Monmouth and Stony Brook. Like NC A&T, Hampton formerly competed in the MEAC and Big South, and faces long odds toward contention. The schools were picked to finish 11th and 13th, respectively, in the conference’s preseason poll.

Notably, NC A&T also made four trips to the Division II NCAA Tournament between 1958-64. Twice, the school finished in third nationally.

All-Time Records

Points Scored

o Joe Binion: 2,143
o James Sparrow: 1,986
o Claude Williams: 1,648

Rebounds

o Joe Binion: 1,194
o Thomas Coleman: 959
o Bruce Jenkins: 919

Assists

o Kameron Langley: 902
o Thomas Griffis: 582
o Glenn Taggart: 505

 

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