Norfolk St. fends off SC State
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jonathan Wade scored 26 points and his layup with 1:38 left in overtime helped send Norfolk State to a 93-88 win over South Carolina State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament on Wednesday night.
Norfolk State (16-15) plays the winner of Thursday's Morgan State-Howard winner on Friday.
South Carolina State (11-20) took its first lead of the game on Eric Eaves' 3-pointer for an 88-85 lead with 3:28 to play in the extra session but never scored again. Wade's layup made it 90-88 and Alex Long threw down a dunk with 18 seconds left.
The Bulldogs went on a 14-2 run in the final 2:09 of regulation to force overtime.
Eaves scored 24 points and Greg Mortimer had 21 to led South Carolina State.
Updated March 8, 2017