Colorado defeats Norfolk State 76-60 in NIT Second Round

From meacsports.com: BOULDER, Colo. – A big first half run made the difference on Monday night, as Colorado defeated the Norfolk State men’s basketball team by a 76-60 margin in the NIT second round at the CU Events Center. The Buffaloes turned a tight game toward their favor thanks to a 19-3 run. They went into half up by 20, although the Spartans outscored them by four in the second half. NSU saw its season come to a close at 22-14 following its second ever postseason victory last Wednesday at Alabama.…

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Shaw Athletics unveil new logo

Courtesy of Shaw University Office of Sports Information RALEIGH, N.C. – After months of research and preparation, Shaw University Athletics has taken on a bold and dynamic branding identity that will set the visual direction of the department for the future. The new logo features a new bear. This innovative design pays tribute to the University’s past while modernizing the look through graphics, colors and lettering. The brand rollout will be on Friday, Mar. 22 at 10 a.m. on the third floor in the President’s Conference room in Estey Hall. Shaw…

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Golden’s 25 not enough for Bethune-Cookman in Tourney Debut

From meacsports.com: Box Score SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Bethune-Cookman’s first trip to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament ended with a 92-50 loss to defending national champion Notre Dame, a life-defining experience to cap off an incredulous run and one more 20-point outburst from Angel Golden. The senior from Tampa, Fla., scored a game-high 25 points, but the Fighting Irish’s height, depth and just about everything else sent Notre Dame to the second round, where it will host Michigan State Monday evening. Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and Jessica Sheppard 22 as…

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Norfolk State shocks Alabama 80-79 in NIT First Round

From nsuspartans.com: TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Seven seasons ago, the Norfolk State men’s basketball team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history. On Wednesday evening at Coleman Coliseum, the Spartans scored another in a different postseason tournament. n an NIT first-round game on the road, No. 8 seed Norfolk State stunned No. 1 seed Alabama by an 80-79 score in overtime. Norfolk State kept its season alive while securing the MEAC’s fourth win in the NIT and the first during the current format of the tournament. Delaware State…

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Grambling falls in heartbreaking fashion to UTRGV 74-73

From Grambling Sports Information: EDINBURG, Texas | Ivy Smith Jr.’s layup attempt at the buzzer did everything but fall as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker, 74-73, to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley during the opening round of the collegeinsider.com tournament on Wednesday night at the UTRGV Fieldhouse. Grambling State concludes the season 17-17 and fell just short to earning back-to-back winning seasons in 15 years. UTRGV improves to 20-16 and moves on to the second round of the tournament. Dallas Polk-Hilliard led four Tiger players in double figures with…

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Virginia Union’s season ended by Indiana (PA) in NCAA second round

From Virginia Union Sports Information: Virginia Union University’s Jasmine Carter had a double-double while teammate Rejoice Spivey scored 20 points, but Indiana University of Pennsylvania defeated the Lady Panthers 66-58 in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 16, in Glenville, W.V. Carter scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the game.  It was the 10th double-double of the season for Carter. “I was really excited about playing IUP, which is a really good team,” said VUU Head Coach AnnMarie Gilbert.  “They execute well and have…

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Norfolk State to meet Alabama Wednesday in NIT First Round

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va. – MEAC regular-season champion Norfolk State will take on Alabama on Wednesday on the road in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) first round after the bracket was announced on Sunday evening on ESPNU. The Spartans will be the No. 8 seed in the tournament and will face No. 1 seed Crimson Tide at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Norfolk State secured the MEAC’s automatic bid to the NIT after capturing the regular season title at 14-2. The Spartans own a 21-13 overall record. The…

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Howard to play in 2019 Roman College Basketball Invitational

From meacsports.com : PRINCETON, N.J., March 17, 2019 – The Roman College Basketball Invitational (CBI) committee finalized its 16-team field, where Howard was among the squad’s invited to this year’s tournament. The announcement came Sunday evening after the NCAA Selection Show. “I’m happy for this team,” said Howard men’s basketball head coach Kevin Nickelberry. “Our student-athletes get an opportunity to be rewarded for their efforts this year and get a chance to participate in the postseason.” The 12th annual CBI Tourney begins Tuesday with one first-round game, followed by the remaining seven contests…

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Grambling to take on UTRGV Wednesday

From Grambling Sports Information : GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University men’s basketball team has one more game left and maybe more as head coach Donte’ Jackson announced on Sunday eveningthat the Tigers will play the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in the opening round of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament. Tip-off against the Vaqueros is set for 7 p.m.from the UTRGV Fieldhouse in Edinburg, Texas. Grambling State (17-16), finished tied for third in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and was the fourth seed in last week’s conference tournament. The Tigers defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff in…

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North Carolina Central wins its third straight MEAC Basketball Tournament

From meacsports.com : Final Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 16, 2019–North Carolina Central parlayed a 12-0 run to start the second half and some suffocating defense into a 50-47 win over Norfolk State in the championship game of the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament at the Scope Arena on Saturday. The Eagles (18-15), the No. 3 seed, receive the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, whose field will be announced on Sunday. The game was a physical affair where every possession was a struggle for both teams. Despite winning…

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