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Thomas, Norfolk St. rally to beat Savannah St. 82-76

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) Nic Thomas scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half and Norfolk State rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat Savannah State 82-76 on Saturday night.

Mastadi Pitt had 15 points, Steven Whitley scored 11 and Armani Branch added 10 for Norfolk State (10-10, 5-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Alex Long had 11 boards and Jordan Butler grabbed 10 for the Spartans, who outrebounded Savannah State 46-30.

The Tigers (4-14, 1-3) closed the first half on a 15-6 run to lead 37-28 at the break and Jaquan Dotson's layup with 13:14 to play gave them their biggest lead at 51-41. But Whitley sandwiched a dunk and a layup around 3-pointers by Branch and Pitt to tie it less than 90 seconds later. Derrik Jamerson Jr. hit a 3-pointer before Butler made a jumper to give Norfolk State a 71-69 lead, its first since midway through the first half, and spark a 12-3 spurt that made it 78-72 with 48 seconds to go.

Zach Sellers had 20 points, while Collins Joseph and Romani Hansen scored 19 apiece for Savannah State.

The Spartans, who made just eight first-half field goals, shot 59 percent (20 of 34) after halftime.

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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 Norfolk State 10-10 285482
home team logo Savannah State 4-14 373976
Team Stats
away team logo Norfolk State 10-10 73.9 PPG 38.7 RPG 12.9 APG
home team logo Savannah State 4-14 76.9 PPG 42.3 RPG 15.3 APG
Key Players
14
N. Thomas 14.4 PPG 2.7 RPG 1.8 APG 39.2 FG%
11
J. Dotson 12.9 PPG 6.4 RPG 1.8 APG 43.4 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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