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Thomas scores 19, Norfolk St. beats South Carolina St. 74-69

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) Nic Thomas scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half to help Norfolk State rally from a nine-point deficit and beat South Carolina State 74-69 on Monday night for the Spartans' sixth win in a row.

Steven Whitley added 12 points, Joe Bryant scored 11 and Mastadi Pitt 10 for Norfolk State (11-10, 6-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Jordan Butler finished with 10 rebounds and three blocks.

Pitt made two free throws and Whitley added a layup to make it 68-all with four minutes left. Whitley's steal led to a layup by Kyonze Chavis that gave the Spartans the lead for good less than 30 seconds later. Damani Applewhite hit 1 of 2 foul shots to pull SC State to 70-69 with 2:32 remaining but Whitley made a layup to push the lead back to three points and, after NSU defense forced a shot-clock violation, Thomas hit two free throws to cap the scoring with 8.7 seconds left.

Ian Kinard and Jahmari Etienne led South Carolina State (4-17, 2-3) with 12 points apiece.

The Bulldogs used a 9-0 run to take a 57-48 lead, their biggest, with 11 1/2 minutes to play.

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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 St. 11-10 314374
home team logo SC State 4-17 353469
Team Stats
away team logo Norfolk St. 11-10 74.1 PPG 40.3 RPG 12.8 APG
home team logo SC State 4-17 70.2 PPG 37 RPG 11.4 APG
Key Players
14
N. Thomas 14.4 PPG 3.1 RPG 1.7 APG 38.2 FG%
35
D. Applewhite 16.6 PPG 7.4 RPG 1.1 APG 50.6 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB