Norfolk State defeats Long Island U. 73-62
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Kyle O'Quinn had 22 points and 14 rebounds to help Norfolk State defeat Long Island University 73-62 on Wednesday night.
The Spartans kept Long Island at bay by making 19 of 25 free throws, with O'Quinn hitting 10 of 12 from the line.
Norfolk State (7-4) ended the first half on an 8-1 run to build a 35-24 halftime lead. The Blackbirds (5-6) cut the deficit to one, 49-48, after a dunk by Julian Boyd but could never overtake the Spartans. Two free throws by O'Quinn with 1:44 remaining gave the Spartans their biggest lead at 71-58.
The Spartans outscored Long Island 21-13 on second-chance points despite being outrebounded 41-40.
Boyd scored 13 points and Jamal Olasewere added 12 for the Blackbirds, who lost their second straight.
Updated December 14, 2011