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Norfolk State upsets MEAC leader Savannah State, 85-77

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Derrik Jamerson Jr. scored 17 points and Norfolk State came from 12-points down at halftime to pull off an 85-77 upset of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference leader Savannah State on Saturday night.

Savannah State beat the Spartans last month in overtime, 104-99 for its first win over Norfolk State as a Division I team. The Spartans now have won 11 of 12 meetings.

Savannah State (13-14, 10-2) still holds a one-game lead over North Carolina A&T atop the MEAC standings with four games left to play. Norfolk State (10-17, 8-4) remains a half-game behind Hampton in fifth place, with a home game with the Pirates scheduled for the regular season finale.

Kyle Williams drilled a 3 with 12:14 left in the game to give the Spartans the lead, 54-53 in the midst of a 12-0 run that saw Norfolk State take a 57-53 lead while holding the Tigers without a field goal for more than five minutes. Norfolk State outscored the Tigers 56-36 over the final 20 minutes.

Bryan Gellineau contributed 15 points and Steven Whitley added 15 points and grabbed 10 assists while Alex Long had 14 points and 10 boards.

Dexter McClanahan and Alante Fenner scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, to lead Savannah State, with Zach Sellers adding 14 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Savannah State 13-14 413677
home team logo Norfolk State 10-17 295685
Team Stats
away team logo Savannah State 13-14 76.3 PPG 43.9 RPG 15.2 APG
home team logo Norfolk State 10-17 73.1 PPG 38.7 RPG 12.6 APG
Key Players
11
J. Dotson 13.1 PPG 6.4 RPG 1.5 APG 41.2 FG%
14
N. Thomas 13.6 PPG 2.9 RPG 1.9 APG 39.1 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
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