Scores

Final

Norfolk State 45

(19-14, 11-5 MEAC)

N Carolina Cent 68

(27-5, 15-1 MEAC)

    6:00 PM ET, March 14, 2014

    Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia

    1 2 T
    NORF 24 2145
    NCCU 32 3668

    Top Performers

    Norfolk St: B. Goode 6 Pts, 9 Reb, 6 Blk

    North Carolina Central: K. Jawara 11 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Blk

    NC Central tops Norfolk St 68-45; advances in MEAC

    Associated Press

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Jeremy Ingram and Jordan Parks scored 14 points apiece as top-seeded North Carolina Central eliminated No. 4 seed Norfolk State 68-45 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference semifinal on Friday.

    The Eagles face Morgan State (15-15) in the final, which eliminated Coppin State 79-64 in the other semifinal on Friday.

    N.C. Central (27-5) led by two with 9:13 left in the first half, then went on a 14-7 run -- including a 3-pointer by Ingram -- en route to a 32-24 lead at the break.

    An 11-0 run at the start of the second half by the Eagles, fueled by Parks' layup and a 3-pointer by Karamo Jawara, propelled N.C. Central's lead to 43-24 and it cruised from there, never trailing by fewer than 16 the rest of the way.

    N.C. Central held a huge advantage at the free-throw line, making 20 of 24, compared with 9 of 14 for Norfolk State. Emanuel Chapman had 13 points and Jawara finished with 11.

    Pendarvis Williams led Norfolk State (19-14) with 12 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NORF
    NCCU
    Points 45 68
    FG Made-Attempted 16-39 (.410) 21-52 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-8 (.500) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 20-24 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 12 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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