Scores

Final

Howard 48

(4-14, 1-4 MEAC)

Norfolk State 68

(12-5, 4-0 MEAC)

    8:30 PM ET, January 9, 2012

    Echols Hall, Norfolk, Virginia

    1 2 T
    HOW 23 2548
    NORF 34 3468

    Top Performers

    Howard: O. Ellison 7 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Norfolk State: P. Williams 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Norfolk St. 68, Howard 48

    Associated Press

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Chris McEachin and Pendarvis Williams scored 16 points apiece and the Norfolk State defense turned in a tough effort in the Spartans' fifth straight win, 68-48 over Howard on Monday night.

    The win helps the Spartans (12-5, 4-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to their best MEAC start since 2004-05.

    Norfolk State held Howard (4-14, 1-4) to 27 percent shooting and forced 18 Bison turnovers. The 48 points and 27 percent-shooting by Howard are the second-lowest marks by a Norfolk State opponent this season.

    The Spartans never trailed and there was just one tie, at 2-all. Norfolk State scored the next 12 points to take a 14-2 lead and never looked back.

    The Bison got within 38-28 in the second half before the Spartans answered with a 20-5 spurt to take a commanding 58-33 lead.

    Prince Okoroh led the Bison with eight points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOW
    NORF
    Points 48 68
    FG Made-Attempted 15-55 (.273) 25-63 (.397)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-17 (.059) 4-20 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-30 (.567) 14-23 (.609)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 26

    2011-12 Season

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