Norfolk State vs South Carolina State

Norfolk St. 78, SC State 72

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Malcolm Hawkins and Rob Johnson combined for 41 points Monday night as Norfolk State beat South Carolina State 78-72 in a matchup between Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference teams.

Hawkins had 21 points and five rebounds while Johnson posted 20 points and seven boards for Norfolk State (5-5, 2-0), which has won three-straight after losing its previous four games.

Rashid Gaston came off the bench to pull down nine rebounds for the Spartans, who held a 43-41 rebounding edge.

Norfolk State led 40-28 at halftime behind a 14-of-34 shooting performance - including five 3-pointers. The Spartans held South Carolina State to just 26.5 percent (9 of 34) during the frame.

South Carolina State (4-3, 0-1) improved to 45.5 percent (15 of 33) shooting after intermission but Norfolk State hit 15 of 24 free throws in the second half to pull away.

Darryl Palmer led South Carolina State with 19 points.

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Scoreboard
Norfolk State (5-5) «403878
South Carolina State (4-4)284472

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Norfolk State Spartans
M. Hawkins, F356-127-1053421
R. Johnson, F296-146-973120
B. Goode, C246-84-560216
K. Brown, G252-30-10325
J. Fuentes, G191-31-34233
P. Williams231-62-24114
R. Gaston191-31-29113
K. Lila-St. Rose91-30-02003
A. Rogers80-10-01030
J. Weathers61-21-12013
Z. Estime30-10-00000
Totals 25-5622-3343131878
 44.6%66.7% 
South Carolina State Bulldogs
D. Palmer, F358-191-2111319
M. Hezekiah, C233-61-17027
A. Adams, G353-103-533410
K. Toombs, G333-66-825512
P. Myers, G322-64-52049
S. Mitchell173-110-24227
C. Campbell131-72-21004
L. Radovic91-12-23044
D. Youmans30-10-02000
Totals 24-6719-2741112472
 35.8%70.4% 
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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EMU 48 Final
SYR 84
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