Men's Basketball Recap: Jan. 19
Written By: MEAC Media Relations         Release: 01/20/2013
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Armstrong Scores 22 in Loss to Norfolk State

NORFOLK, Va. - Junior Andre Armstrong scored a career-high 22 points, but Norfolk State made 9-of-10 free throws in the final minute of play to hold off Coppin State as the Spartans defeated the Eagles 75-68 in a MEAC game on Saturday in Echols Hall.

Armstrong made 6-of-11 shots, including making 4-of-7 three-point attempts, to lead the Eagles. Michael Murray finished with 17 points and nine rebounds, while Taariq Cephas added 14 points.

Malcolm Hawkins led four players in double figures with 19 points for Norfolk State. Rob Johnson and Brandon Goode each had 11 points for the Spartans, while Pendarvis Williams had 10 points.

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Pirates Drop First MEAC Game To Morgan State

HAMPTON, Va.-Hampton staged a furious comeback in the second half on Saturday, but Morgan State came away with an 80-78 win over the Pirates at the HU Convocation Center.

The Pirates (5-11, 2-1 MEAC) set a season-high in points scored, despite having their three-game winning streak snapped.

Freshman guard Deron Powers led the Pirates with 19 points to go along with a career-high-tying 10 assists. Sophomore center Emmanuel Okoroba picked up his third double-double of the season, with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Senior guard Jasper Williams added 13 points.

 The Pirates shot 35.7 percent (20-for-56) from the floor and hit seven of their 19 3-pointers (36.8 percent), as well as 31 of their 36 free throws (86.1 percent). Hampton also held a slim 39-38 edge on the glass.

Morgan State shot 46.0 percent (29-for-63) from the floor and hit six of its 15 3-pointers.

 DeWayne Jackson led the Bears (5-9, 2-1 MEAC) with 24 points.

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Savannah State Edges Rattlers, 57-55

SAVANNAH, Ga. (Jan. 21) - Preston Blackman nails a fade-a-way jumper 17.1 second left in the game to give Savannah State, a 59-57 win over Florida A&M Saturday night at Tiger Arena.

Trey Kellum tied the game at 55-55 for FAMU on a layup with 43.4 second left in the game, halting a 14-8 run by the Tigers.

FAMU (4-10, 1-3 MEAC) was led by Jamie Adams as he scored a game high 18 points to lead all scorers, followed by a Reggie Lewis with 13.  Jomari Bradshaw led the Rattlers in assists with six, while Muhammad Abdul-Aleem led FAMU on the boards with six.

SSU (9-9, 3-1 MEAC) was paced by Blackmon as he scored a team high 14 points, followed by Arnold Louis with 11 and Rashad Hassan with 10.  Hassan led the Tigers on the boards with seven, while Blackmon dished out a team high four assists.

In the first, Adams tied the game at 6-6 on field goal with 16:26 left to in the half.

FAMU finished the first half shooting 44.0 percent (11-of-25), while SSU shot 41.9 percent (13-of-31).

In the second half, the Rattlers jumped out to a 40-36 lead on a pair of Adams free throws with 13:55 to go in the game.

The Rattlers would finish the game shooting, 44.4 percent (20-of-45), while the Tigers shot 41.8 percent (23-of-55).   SSU held the rebounding advantage over FAMU 39-25.

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