Bethune-Cookman vs Norfolk State

No. 1 seed Norfolk State stunned in MEAC quarterfinals wire reports

NORFOLK, Va. -- Adrien Coleman closed regulation with five consecutive points to force overtime and Bethune-Cookman handed top-seeded Norfolk State its first conference loss this season, 70-68, in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal action Wednesday night.

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The eighth-seeded Wildcats (14-19) trailed 63-58 before Coleman converted a three-point play with 1:43 remaining. After a Spartan miss, Coleman added a fast-break layup with 1:13 left, and the 63-63 knot carried over to overtime.

Coleman finished with 24 points and his tying layup made him the 27th Bethune-Cookman player to eclipse 1,000 points for his career, finishing the game with 1,002.

Alex Smith's free throw with 2:41 left in overtime put the Wildcats ahead 67-66, and they led the rest of the way.

Norfolk State's Pendarvis Williams (19 points) missed a would-be tying jumper with 2 seconds left.

The Spartans (21-11) ran the table in 16 conference games this year, but won't defend their MEAC title.

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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
A. Coleman, F4510-214-8131424
J. Bryant, F233-123-46149
M. Mack, F111-10-22022
K. Dukes, G434-90-032111
R. Johnson, G170-10-00250
A. Smith322-41-212235
P. Scotland292-77-922311
M. Jackson204-60-06158
A. Dempster50-00-00000
Totals 26-6115-2547112770
Norfolk State Spartans
R. Johnson, F403-124-461110
B. Goode, C172-63-34057
P. Williams, G415-138-1145219
M. Hawkins, G330-83-43033
J. Fuentes, G150-20-03030
K. Brown324-63-433215
R. Gaston304-74-890312
M. Phelps150-32-20022
R. Maye10-00-00000
A. Rogers10-00-00000
Totals 18-5727-363492168
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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SYR 75
WYO 46 Final
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ND 69