NCAA Basketball

Howard Bison (10-24)


Mon. 2/27 Thu. 3/2 Mon. 3/6 Thu. 3/9 Fri. 3/10
vs. Md-ES 
W 79-69
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@ DelSt 
L 56-66
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@ Coppin 
W 79-73
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@ Morgan 
W 68-65
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@ Nor 
L 53-68
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Norfolk State beats Howard, advances to MEAC title game

NORFLOK, Va. (AP) Jonathan Wade scored 17 points, Zaynah Robinson added 16 and No. 2 seed Norfolk State beat Howard 68-53 in Friday night's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal.

The Spartans (17-15) will play in Saturday's championship against top-seeded North Carolina Central (24-8), which beat No. 5 seed Maryland-Eastern Shore (14-20) 79-49 on Friday.

Norfolk State took a 34-33 lead on Jordan Butler's dunk, and pulled away 45-37 on Wade's layup with 11:14 to play. The Spartans stretched it to 56-44 on Alex Long's layup with 7:24 left, and by 18 on Dan Robinson's free throw with 1:32 to go.

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Leaders
Points: J. Daniel III17.0
Rebounds: S. Mangham7.1
Assists: K. Andoh0.9
FG%: C. Williams39.6%
FT%: C. Williams75.9%
3P%: C. Williams34.2%
Steals: J. Daniel III1.5
Blocks: T. Stone1.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Mid-Eastern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
North Carolina Central 13-3 25-9
Norfolk State 12-4 17-17
Morgan State 11-5 14-16
Hampton 11-5 14-17
Savannah State 10-6 13-16
Maryland Eastern Shore 9-7 14-20
South Carolina State 7-9 11-20
Delaware State 7-9 10-22
Coppin State 7-9 8-24
Bethune-Cookman 6-10 10-22
Howard 5-11 10-24
Florida A&M 5-11 7-23
North Carolina A&T 1-15 3-29
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 63.7 (337)
Rebounds: 12.4 (39)
Assists: 9.0 (351)
FG%: 39.0% (344)
FT%: 65.7% (312)
3P%: 29.1% (347)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 71.6 (164)
Rebounds: 24.6 (234)
Assists: 14.3 (264)
FG%: 42.6% (107)
FT%: 69.6% (132)
3P%: 35.5% (211)
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