Norfolk State vs Howard

2nd half keys Norfolk State's 66-60 win vs. Howard


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WASHINGTON (AP) Riley Maye made all five of his shots and finished with 14 points as Norfolk State beat Howard for the ninth straight time, 66-60 on Monday.

Norfolk State trailed 32-24 at the break, but took the lead at 36-35 on a 3-pointer by Kievyn Lila-St. Rose. The Spartans started the second half on a 20-5 spurt.

Marcel Boyd's three-point play ended Howard's dry spell and pulled them within 44-40 with just over 10 minutes remaining. But Maye's 3-pointer made it an 11-point game with 5:29 left.

Anell Alexis added 13, nine from the free throw line, for Norfolk State (16-11, 10-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

James Daniel scored 20 points for Howard (6-22, 4-9), while Prince Okoroh had 13 and James Miller 10.

Daniel scored six consecutive points for Howard, including back-to-back 3-pointers, willing his team back within 62-60. But the Bison would not score in the final 2 minutes.

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Scoreboard
Norfolk State (16-11) «244266
Howard (6-22)322860

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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
 
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