North Carolina A&T vs Norfolk State

Norfolk St. 55, NC A&,T 48


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Rob Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Norfolk State beat North Carolina A&M 55-48 to finish its first undefeated regular season in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play on Thursday night.

It was the fourth regular-season undefeated team in MEAC history.

Pendarvis Williams had 16 for the Spartans (21-10, 16-0), who have won 15 in a row.

Bruce Beckford had 16 points nine rebounds, and Jean Louisme scored 13 for the Aggies (15-16, 8-8), whose two-game winning streak ended.

The Aggies led most of the first half, but the Spartans caught them at 12-all on Williams' free throw with 9:24 left. Norfolk State led 24-21 at halftime.

The Spartans led only 30-29 5:00 into the second half, but they made it 41-32 on Johnson's layup at 10:59. With a nine-point run, Norfolk State pushed its advantage to 48-35 on Williams' jumper with 6:45 remaining and held on for the victory.

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North Carolina A&T Aggies
A. Witter, F371-50-06522
B. Beckford, F336-144-490016
A. Powell, F333-120-26037
J. Louisme, G375-111-251313
L. Middleton, G352-100-03325
J. Underwood141-33-30255
D. Upchurch80-20-01100
R. Buck30-00-01000
Totals 18-578-1136121548
Norfolk State Spartans
R. Johnson, F348-120-181118
A. Rogers, F50-00-02000
P. Williams, G356-101-252216
K. Brown, G291-32-23404
Q. Pugh, G51-10-01012
B. Goode262-62-43126
M. Hawkins221-81-23124
J. Fuentes210-02-22532
R. Gaston141-31-22043
M. Phelps80-20-01100
J. Weathers10-00-00000
Totals 20-459-1530151555
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-325-9202
Norfolk St.12-417-17242
Morgan St.11-514-16326
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
Florida A&M5-117-23349
N.C. A&T1-153-29350
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WISC 43 Final
ORE 53 Final