ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Brian Mason scored 19 points as South
Carolina State beat Norfolk State 72-52 Monday night.
The Bulldogs (11-15, 9-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) scored
the final 11 points of the first half to take a 37-24 lead at the
South Carolina State then went on another 11-0 run early in the
second half to take a 56-31 lead. The Bulldogs would lead by at
least 20 the rest of the way.
The Bulldogs shot 50 percent (27-of-54) from the field and 87.5
percent (14-of-16) from the foul line. The Spartans shot just 39.6
percent (21-of-53) from the field, including missing all eight of
their 3s, as well as shooting 47.6 percent (10-of-21) on free
South Carolina State is now a half-game ahead of the Spartans
(10-17, 9-8) for fifth place in the MEAC and a bye into the
quarterfinals of the conference tournament.
Karandick Ogunride led the Spartans with 12 points, while Corey
Lyons added 10 points and six rebounds.