Howard vs Delaware State

Delaware St. 73, Howard 61

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Albert Thomas scored a career-high 21 points as Delaware State defeated Howard 73-61 Tuesday night in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

The sixth-seeded Hornets (14-17) snapped a two-game skid that began after they defeated the Bison 56-53 on March 2. Delaware State plays third-seeded Hampton Wednesday.

The Hornets led 32-20 at halftime and never let 11th-seeded Howard get closer than seven after the break.

Thomas made 7 of 10 field goals, hitting both of his 3-pointers. He also was 5 of 6 from the line and dished out six assists. Delaware State shot 51 percent for the game (26 of 51).

Tahj Tate added 14 points, Marques Oliver posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Casey Walker contributed 12 points.

Calvin Thompson scored 22 points and Mike Phillips 18 for Howard (7-24), which closed the season with its sixth loss in seven games.

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Scoreboard
Howard (7-24)204161
Delaware State (14-17) «324173

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Howard Bison
M. Phillips, F407-94-570418
A. Leary, F291-11-12033
A. Dickerson, G344-112-293411
C. Thompson, G307-155-531322
P. Okoroh, G140-30-23150
S. Frazier341-92-22625
B. Ford111-40-00012
T. Boyomo60-00-01000
A. Smith20-00-00000
Totals 21-5214-1731112261
 40.4%82.4% 
Delaware State Hornets
M. Oliver, F325-103-4102313
K. Gray, C200-00-12150
T. Tate, G395-102-562114
A. Thomas, G387-105-626121
C. Walker, G315-130-030412
T. Bell193-62-24039
A. May101-12-31004
M. Bowman, Jr.80-10-01100
N. Doyle10-00-00000
J. Joyner10-00-00000
B. Oliver10-00-00010
Totals 26-5114-2132121873
 51%66.7% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. A&T0-03-1180
Morgan St.0-02-2127
N.C. Central0-02-3297
Md.-E. Shore0-01-271
Beth.-Cook.0-01-3308
Delaware St.0-01-3332
Hampton0-01-3327
Savannah St.0-01-3314
Norfolk St.0-00-3262
Florida A&M0-00-4128
Howard0-00-4323
S.C. State0-00-4261
Coppin St.0-00-5310