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Norfolk State vs Longwood

Norfolk St. 78, Longwood 66

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FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) - Freshman Rashid Gaston came off the bench to post his first career double-double as Norfolk State defeated Longwood 78-66 Thursday night.

Gaston had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans (2-1), who led 43-29 at halftime.

The Lancers (0-2) cut the deficit to eight points on three occasions in the second half. After a layup by Michael Kessens made it 69-61, Norfolk State hit 9 of 12 free throws to seal the win, with Rob Johnson hitting 6 of 6.

Zieyik Estime added 12 points, Pendarvis Williams 11 and Malcolm Hawkins 10 for the Spartans, who shot only 30.8 percent (8 of 26) in the second half.

Longwood, which made only 34.4 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half (11 of 32), improved to 47.1 percent (16 of 34) in the second.

Kessens led the Lancers with 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots.

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Norfolk State Spartans
R. Johnson, F230-58-106218
B. Goode, F202-30-04034
P. Williams, G363-83-454011
K. Brown, G263-82-44138
M. Hawkins, G214-71-213410
R. Gaston266-132-6110314
Z. Estime164-60-000012
A. Rogers120-21-22101
K. Lila-St. Rose102-30-01004
J. Weathers101-34-46016
Totals 25-5821-3240111578
 43.1%65.6% 
Longwood Lancers
M. Kessens, F357-103-4150217
J. Dublin, F234-80-04048
T. Carey, G396-150-075113
N. Brown, G343-164-655310
D. Robinson, G244-70-022410
J. Havenstein170-10-03040
K. Ziegler102-31-22115
M. Parker91-40-01003
L. Woodhouse90-20-00210
Totals 27-668-1239152066
 40.9%66.7% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Hampton9-214-9185
S.C. State9-214-11200
Norfolk St.8-212-13197
Beth.-Cook.6-49-15306
Md.-E. Shore5-58-17277
Savannah St.5-69-13333
Howard4-510-14315
N.C. A&T4-67-18338
N.C. Central3-68-15332
Florida A&M3-67-15349
Morgan St.3-65-17341
Coppin St.3-75-18317
Delaware St.2-74-20350

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
NC-Asheville10-417-9145
Winthrop9-417-7169
Coast. Car.9-515-9172
High Point8-515-9219
Liberty8-511-15267
Gardner-Webb8-613-13201
Radford7-614-11174
Char. So.5-99-16272
Longwood4-98-18322
Presbyterian3-108-16335
Campbell3-119-15334
 
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