Scores

Final

St Francis (NY) 79

(2-3, 2-2 away)

Norfolk State 85

(3-5, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 29, 2012

Echols Hall, Norfolk, Virginia

1 2 T
SFNY 37 4279
NORF 36 4985

Top Performers

St. Francis (NY): J. Cannon 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Blk

Norfolk State: J. Fuentes 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 10 Ast, 2 Stl

Norfolk St. 85, St. Francis (NY) 79

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. -- Rob Johnson and Jamel Fuentes scored 18 points apiece to bring Norfolk State back from a nine-point second-half deficit and beat St. Francis (N.Y.) 85-79 on Thursday night.

Brandon Goode had 13 points, Kris Brown 12 and Malcolm Hawkins 10 for Norfolk State (3-5), the defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion, in its home opener.

Jalen Cannon had 16 points and nine rebounds, Akeem Johnson scored 15 and Ben Mockford 13 for St. Francis (2-3).

St. Francis led 54-45 on Cannon's layup 5:45 into the second half, but Norfolk State closed to 66-63 on Johnson's 3-pointer with 8:15 remaining.

The Spartans took a 67-66 lead on Johnson's two free throws. They pushed it to 73-70 on Fuentes' layup at 4:29 and 78-70 on Malcolm Hawkins's three-point play at 2:52. Brent Jones' 3-pointer pulled the Terriers to 83-79 with 23 seconds left, but they came no closer.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SFNY
NORF
Points 79 85
FG Made-Attempted 34-64 (.531) 31-59 (.525)
3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 5-14 (.357)
FT Made-Attempted 5-8 (.625) 18-26 (.692)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 11 8

2012-13 Season

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