Scores

Final

Howard 61

(7-24, 4-12 MEAC)

Delaware State 73

(14-17, 8-8 MEAC)

    9:00 PM ET, March 12, 2013

    Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia

    1 2 T
    HOW 20 4161
    DSU 32 4173

    Top Performers

    Howard: C. Thompson 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Delaware State: A. Thomas 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Delaware St. 73, Howard 61

    Associated Press

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Albert Thomas scored a career-high 21 points as Delaware State defeated Howard 73-61 Tuesday night in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

    The sixth-seeded Hornets (14-17) snapped a two-game skid that began after they defeated the Bison 56-53 on March 2. Delaware State plays third-seeded Hampton Wednesday.

    The Hornets led 32-20 at halftime and never let 11th-seeded Howard get closer than seven after the break.

    Thomas made 7 of 10 field goals, hitting both of his 3-pointers. He also was 5 of 6 from the line and dished out six assists. Delaware State shot 51 percent for the game (26 of 51).

    Tahj Tate added 14 points, Marques Oliver posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Casey Walker contributed 12 points.

    Calvin Thompson scored 22 points and Mike Phillips 18 for Howard (7-24), which closed the season with its sixth loss in seven games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOW
    DSU
    Points 61 73
    FG Made-Attempted 21-52 (.404) 26-51 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 14-21 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

    2012-13 Season

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