NCAA Basketball

Norfolk State Spartans (17-17)


Mon. 2/27 Wed. 3/8 Fri. 3/10 Sat. 3/11 Mon. 3/13
@ Hamp 
L 59-63
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vs. SCSt 
W 93-88
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vs. Howard 
W 68-53
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@ NCCent 
L 59-67
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@ Lib 
L 64-73
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Cole propels North Carolina Central to MEAC title

(TSX / STATS) -- Patrick Cole had 18 points and eight rebounds as North Carolina Central beat Norfolk State 67-59 Saturday in the MEAC tournament final at Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va.

The Eagles took control in the second half with a 17-0 run and are headed to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history and first since 2014. A dunk by Kyle Benton capped the run and gave North Carolina Central a 62-46 lead with 3:50 to play.

Norfolk State went nearly 11 minutes in the second half without scoring.

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Leaders
Points: J. Wade19.4
Rebounds: J. Wade6.8
Assists: Z. Robinson4.5
FG%: J. Wade48.4%
FT%: Z. Robinson77.8%
3P%: J. Wade38.4%
Steals: Z. Robinson1.6
Blocks: J. Butler1.9
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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