Scores

Final OT

Bethune-Cookman 70

(14-19, 7-9 MEAC)

Norfolk State 68

(21-11, 16-0 MEAC)

6:00 PM ET, March 13, 2013

Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia

1 2 OT T
COOK 23 40 770
NORF 33 30 568

Top Performers

Bethune-Cookman: A. Coleman 24 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast

Norfolk State: P. Williams 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk

Bethune-Cookman 70, Norfolk St. 68

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. -- Adrien Coleman closed regulation with five consecutive points to force overtime and Bethune-Cookman handed top-seeded Norfolk State its first conference loss this season, 70-68, in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal action Wednesday night.

The eighth-seeded Wildcats (14-19) trailed 63-58 before Coleman converted a three-point play with 1:43 remaining. After a Spartan miss, Coleman added a fast-break layup with 1:13 left, and the 63-63 knot carried over to overtime.

Coleman finished with 24 points and his tying layup made him the 27th Bethune-Cookman player to eclipse 1,000 points for his career, finishing the game with 1,002.

Alex Smith's free throw with 2:41 left in overtime put the Wildcats ahead 67-66, and they led the rest of the way.

Norfolk State's Pendarvis Williams (19 points) missed a would-be tying jumper with 2 seconds left.

The Spartans (21-11) ran the table in 16 conference games this year, but won't defend their MEAC title.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COOK
NORF
Points 70 68
FG Made-Attempted 26-61 (.426) 18-57 (.316)
3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 5-14 (.357)
FT Made-Attempted 15-25 (.600) 27-36 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 13

2012-13 Season

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