WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Corey Lyons scored 28 points and Norfolk State defeated Bethune-Cookman 63-58 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.
Despite shooting 50 percent (22-for-44) from the foul line in the game, the third-seeded Spartans (12-17) advanced to play second-seeded South Carolina State in Friday's semifinals.
Norfolk State is looking for its first MEAC championship game appearance since moving to Division I in 1998.
Michael Deloach, the MEAC's leading scorer (21.7), scored nine points for the Spartans.
C.J. Reed, the MEAC freshman of the year, led the sixth-seeded Wildcats (17-16) with 21 points.