Scores

Final

Bethune-Cookman 64

(12-11, 6-3 MEAC)

Norfolk State 57

(7-13, 5-4 MEAC)

    6:00 PM ET, February 7, 2009

    Echols Hall, Norfolk, Virginia

    1 2 T
    COOK 30 3464
    NORF 25 3257

    Top Performers

    Bethune-Cookman: J. Thomas 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Norfolk State: M. Deloach 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Bethune-Cookman 64, Norfolk St. 57

    Associated Press

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Jarrell Thomas scored 14 points to lead Bethune-Cookman past Norfolk State 64-57 on Saturday.

    Bethune-Cookman (12-11, 6-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) had lost consecutive games, but outscored the Spartans 12-5 in the final 6:19 to break a tie and split the season series.

    Tobias Mahone and Alexander Starling hit consecutive baskets, giving the Wildcats a 56-52 lead with 4:36 left.

    Michael DeLoach's two free throws cut Bethune-Cookman's lead to 57-55 with 2:30 remaining, but the Wildcats scored the next five points for a 62-55 advantage with 49 seconds left.

    Norfolk State (7-13, 5-4) shot only 38 percent from the field (19 of 50).

    John Holmes scored 13 points and C.J. Reed added 12 points for the Wildcats.

    Deloach scored 18 points, Corey Lyons had 13 and Joseph Dorsett-Jeffreys 12 for Norfolk State. Brandon Monroe had 14 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    COOK
    NORF
    Points 64 57
    FG Made-Attempted 23-50 (.460) 19-50 (.380)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 15-26 (.577)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 9

    2008-09 Season

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