Scores

Final

N Carolina Cent 76

(25-5, 15-1 MEAC)

Norfolk State 70

(17-13, 11-5 MEAC)

    8:30 PM ET, March 6, 2014

    Echols Hall, Norfolk, Virginia

    1 2 T
    NCCU 38 3876
    NORF 35 3570

    Top Performers

    North Carolina Central: E. Chapman 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast

    Norfolk St: M. Hawkins 31 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast

    NC Central hangs on for 76-70 win over Norfolk St.

    Associated Press

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Jeremy Ingram scored 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting as North Carolina Central hung on Thursday night for a 76-70 win over Norfolk State.

    Leading by 3 at the break, N.C. Central (25-5, 15-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) used a 16-5 run capped by an Emanuel Champman jumper to build its largest lead of the game, 68-53, with 4 minutes to go.

    But Norfolk State (17-13, 11-5) battled back, scoring 13 of the next 16 points, pulling to within 71-66 on a Pendarvis Williams layup with 36 seconds left before the drive stalled. The first-place Eagles protected what was left of their lead from the free throw line down the stretch.

    Jordan Parks contributed 14 points, Chapman finished with 13 and Alfonzo Houston had 10 for NCCU, which shot 53 percent from the field to win its 17th straight game.

    Malcolm Hawkins led the Spartans with 31 points and six rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NCCU
    NORF
    Points 76 70
    FG Made-Attempted 27-51 (.529) 23-54 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 12-19 (.632)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-30 (.567) 12-15 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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