Scores

Final

Norfolk State 61

(9-10, 7-4 MEAC)

Florida A&M 54

(7-12, 5-6 MEAC)

    4:00 PM ET, February 5, 2005

    1 2 T
    NORF 33 2861
    FAMU 22 3254

    Top Performers

    Norfolk St: C. Hicks 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Florida A&M: O. Sumter 10 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Norfolk State 61, Florida A&M 54

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Chakowby Hicks scored 20 points and Tony Murphy added 16 as Norfolk State beat Florida A&M 61-54 on Saturday.

    Hicks had six assists, while Murphy was 3-of-5 from the 3-point range as Norfolk State shot 7-of-15 beyond the arc.

    The Rattlers (7-12, 5-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed since 9:25 left in the first half, but cut Norfolk State's (9-10, 7-4) lead to six at 60-54, its smallest deficit of the second half, on Jon Mason's 3-pointer from the wing with 42.4 seconds left.

    The Spartans held on despite going 1-of-6 on free throws in the final minute. Ryan Grier's free throw with 7.2 seconds left sealed the game.

    After trailing 14-12, Norfolk State closed the first half with a 21-8 run, including 15 consecutive points at one point, to lead 33-22 at halftime.

    Darius Glover and Tony Tate led Florida A&M with 12 points each. O.J. Sumter had 10 for the Rattlers.

    Center Karandick Ogunride led all players with 11 rebounds as Norfolk State outrebounded the Rattlers 36-24.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NORF
    FAMU
    Points 61 54
    FG Made-Attempted 23-49 (.469) 21-47 (.447)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 8-15 (.533)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 2

    2004-05 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Dec 4, 2004 FAMU 79, @NORF 68Recap
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