The Bulldogs (8-14, 4-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) never led until Burton hit a 3-pointer with 13 minutes left in the game. The junior followed with another 3 to put South Carolina State ahead 46-41 with 11:20 to go.
The Bulldogs stretched their lead to 11 points, but Leslie Robinson's 3-pointer for the Rattlers (8-13, 4-4) with 37 seconds left cut South Carolina State's lead to 62-56.
The Bulldogs hit their free throws down the stretch to seal the win. South Carolina State was 11-of-17 at the foul line in the second half, while Florida A&M made just 3 of 12 free throws in the final 20 minutes.
Leslie "L.C." Robinson led the Rattlers with 22 points, while Lamar Twitty added 11 points.