Howard vs Delaware State

Delaware St. 73, Howard 61

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Albert Thomas scored a career-high 21 points as Delaware State defeated Howard 73-61 Tuesday night in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

The sixth-seeded Hornets (14-17) snapped a two-game skid that began after they defeated the Bison 56-53 on March 2. Delaware State plays third-seeded Hampton Wednesday.

The Hornets led 32-20 at halftime and never let 11th-seeded Howard get closer than seven after the break.

Thomas made 7 of 10 field goals, hitting both of his 3-pointers. He also was 5 of 6 from the line and dished out six assists. Delaware State shot 51 percent for the game (26 of 51).

Tahj Tate added 14 points, Marques Oliver posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Casey Walker contributed 12 points.

Calvin Thompson scored 22 points and Mike Phillips 18 for Howard (7-24), which closed the season with its sixth loss in seven games.

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Scoreboard
Howard (7-24)204161
Delaware State (14-17) «324173

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Howard Bison
M. Phillips, F407-94-570418
A. Leary, F291-11-12033
A. Dickerson, G344-112-293411
C. Thompson, G307-155-531322
P. Okoroh, G140-30-23150
S. Frazier341-92-22625
B. Ford111-40-00012
T. Boyomo60-00-01000
A. Smith20-00-00000
Totals 21-5214-1731112261
 40.4%82.4% 
Delaware State Hornets
M. Oliver, F325-103-4102313
K. Gray, C200-00-12150
T. Tate, G395-102-562114
A. Thomas, G387-105-626121
C. Walker, G315-130-030412
T. Bell193-62-24039
A. May101-12-31004
M. Bowman, Jr.80-10-01100
N. Doyle10-00-00000
J. Joyner10-00-00000
B. Oliver10-00-00010
Totals 26-5114-2132121873
 51%66.7% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-325-9202
Norfolk St.12-417-17242
Morgan St.11-514-16326
Hampton11-514-17284
Savannah St.10-613-16279
Md.-E. Shore9-714-20278
S.C. State7-911-20302
Delaware St.7-910-22332
Coppin St.7-98-24336
Beth.-Cook.6-1010-22346
Howard5-1110-24338
Florida A&M5-117-23349
N.C. A&T1-153-29350