Scores

Final

Howard 53

(6-24, 4-12 MEAC)

Norfolk State 68

(11-19, 8-8 MEAC)

    3:00 PM ET, March 9, 2011

    Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-salem, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    HOW 25 2853
    NORF 25 4368

    Top Performers

    Howard: K. Riley 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast

    Norfolk State: K. O'Quinn 25 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    Norfolk St. 68, Howard 53

    Associated Press

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Kyle O'Quinn had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead Norfolk State over Howard 68-53 on Wednesday in the opening round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

    The Spartans (11-19) trailed 39-32 with 16:17 to go before scoring 20 unanswered points to take a 52-39 lead with 9:05 remaining.

    The Bison (6-24) missed 14 consecutive field-goal attempts over a 10:45 stretch, including the 20-0 run, turning a seven-point advantage into a 16-point deficit, 59-43.

    Kyle Riley scored 14 points, Anton Dickerson and Dadrian Collins had 11 each and Gary Lawrence grabbed 12 rebounds for Howard, which shot 23.3 percent from the floor (7 of 30) in the second half.

    Marcos Tamares added 11 points and Pendarvis Williams 10 for Norfolk State, which posted a 36-18 scoring edge in the paint.

    The Spartans will face No. 3 Coppin State (16-13) in the quarterfinals on Thursday night.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOW
    NORF
    Points 53 68
    FG Made-Attempted 16-60 (.267) 21-45 (.467)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 2-10 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-21 (.714) 24-34 (.706)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 16

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 17, 2011 NORF 63, @HOW 53Recap
    Feb 14, 2011 @NORF 76, HOW 68Recap
    » Mar 9, 2011 @NORF 68, HOW 53Recap