Norfolk State Tops Coppin State 55-53 In MEAC

View Comments
Coppin State

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Rob Hampton hit a layup with 2 seconds remaining to lift Norfolk State over Coppin State 55-53 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

The Spartans (12-19) trailed 51-44 with 6:32 left to play before scoring seven unanswered points, tying it at 51 with less than 4 minutes to go.

The teams traded a pair of free throws in the final 3:21 as both offenses combined to go for 8 from the floor over the final 3:57.

Tony Gallo missed the potential go-ahead jumper for the Eagles (16-14) with 48 seconds left and Kyle O’Quinn, who finished with 13 boards, secured the rebound for the Spartans, setting up the game-winning possession.

Pendarvis Williams scored 11 for the Spartans, while O’Quinn and Hampton each added 10 points.

Norfolk State will face No. 2 Hampton (22-8) in the semifinals on Friday night.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,689 other followers