NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — John Crosby scored 24 points, including a go-ahead free throw with 48 seconds left, and eighth-seeded Delaware State beat No. 9 Maryland-Eastern Shore 68-64 in Tuesday night’s first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament.

The Hornets (6-25) face top-seeded N.C. Central in Friday’s semifinals.

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Crosby’s free throw put the Hornets up 62-61 and Myles Carter made a 3-point play for a four-point lead, but the Hawks closed to 65-64 on Ahmad Frost’s 3 with 9 seconds left. Crosby made two more from the line and Ameer Bennett made one of two to ice it.

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Carter scored 21 points and Johquin Wiley added 10 for Delaware State.

AJ Cheeseman scored 19 points with eight rebounds and Canaan Bartley had 17 points and eight boards for the Hawks (5-27). Marlon Adams added 10 points and Frost had eight points and six assists.

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