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Norfolk State rallies from 24 down, beats Howard 80-78

WASHINGTON (AP) Mastadi Pitt made a pair of foul shots with two seconds left and Norfolk State rallied from a 24-point, second-half deficit to beat Howard 80-78 on Saturday and remain unbeaten in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Jordan Butler led the Spartans with 21 points and 10 rebounds. The final score was the Spartans' only lead. They trailed 45-30 at halftime and were down by 24 after Howard went on a 10-1 run to start the second half.

Derrick Jamerson Jr.'s 3 sparked a 22-5 run and Butler's dunk tied it at 78 with 91 seconds left. After Pitt's foul shots, RJ Cole missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

Jamerson scored 20 points with four 3s and Nic Thomas added 14 for the Spartans (13-10, 8-0), who made 23 of 29 free throws. Pitt finished with 10 points.

Cole scored 29 points with five 3-pointers and dished six assists and Chad Lott had 19 with nine boards for the Bison (10-13, 4-4), who saw their two-game win streak end. Charles Williams scored 16 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 Norfolk State 13-10 305080
home team logo Howard 10-13 453378
Team Stats
away team logo Norfolk State 13-10 73.9 PPG 40 RPG 12.9 APG
home team logo Howard 10-13 79.2 PPG 40.6 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
14
N. Thomas 14.4 PPG 3.1 RPG 1.7 APG 39.0 FG%
2
R. Cole 21.6 PPG 3.9 RPG 6.4 APG 42.2 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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
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