MEAC announces 7 Feb 2023 Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 7, 2023 –Norfolk State senior guard Joe Bryant, Jr. has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, the league announced today. Maryland Eastern Shore’s Toby Nnadoziee was named Rookie of the Week, and Norfolk State graduate forward Kris Bankston was announced as the Defensive Player of the Week. Joe Bryant (6-1, Sr., G, Norfolk, Va.) Bryant shined in the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic against rival Hampton, scoring a season-high 29 points on 9-for-13 shooting – including a 5-for-8 effort from behind the arc and a…

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Schedule announced for Hosea Bell Red Dirt Classic

Courtesy of Kyle Taylor – Langston Sports Information LANGSTON – Langston University Director of Athletics Donnita Rogers is pleased to announce the tournament schedule for the upcoming Hosea Bell Red Dirt Classic which will be held at the USA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, Okla. on March 3-4, 2023. This year’s event will showcase 15 colleges and Universities from across the country including four HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in Langston University, Arkansas Baptist College, Benedictine College, Bethel College, Hastings College, Huston-Tillotson University, Jarvis Christian College, McPherson…

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Thursday is Dick Barnett Night for Tennessee State Basketball

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics OPENING TIP: Tennessee State picked up its first weekend road sweep defeating Southern Indiana on Thursday and escaping with a four-point win at Eastern Illinois. TSU will face its toughest paring this week when SEMO and Tennessee Tech arrive at the Gentry Center. TSU sits tied for sixth place with USI and has the potential to move up to fourth place with a pair of wins. SEMO SERIES INFORMATION: Thursday is the 57th all-time meeting between TSU and SEMO. TSU leads the series by a narrow margin, 29-27.…

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Albany State hoops defeated by Benedict College, 63-54

54 ASU 63  BEN Team 1 2 F ASU 25  29  54 BEN 25  38  63 Albany State put in a valiant effort but ultimately fell to Benedict, 63-54 Monday night in Columbia, SC. The Golden Rams scored the first bucket of the night on a Maurice DIckson layup on their intial possession of the game and led up until the 11:06 mark of the half, when Tim Moore’s layup put the Tigers up 10-9. Benedict showed the way for nearly the rest of the half , until Albany State…

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Albany State falls in defeat to Benedict, 72-58

58 Albany St. (GA) 6-16,5-12 SIAC 72  Benedict 11-12,9-8 SIAC Team 1 2 3 4 F Albany St. (GA) 21  12  14  11  58 Benedict 16  15  27  14  72 A critical stretch late in the second quarter and a dominant third quarter proved to be the decisive factor in Benedict’s 72-58 victory over Albany State Monday night. The Golden Rams started off well , shooting 47.1% from the field and only commiting three turnovers as they took a 21-16 lead, capping the period with a three-pointer from Milana Holmes. Albany State…

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Albany State suffers beatdown from Allen on the road

The Albany State University women’s hoops team was handed a 72-53 loss at the hands of Allen University. After Albany State scored the first basket of the game via a Tachanda Castling layup, the Yellow Jackets wasted no time , taking the lead 0:21 seconds later on a three pointer from Catrina Nolen. Allen lead the rest of the period, as their efficient offense, 61.5% from the floor, coupled with Albany State shooting a mere 33.3% and committing 6 turnovers greatly aided in the Yellow Jackets building a 23-12 lead…

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Morgan State defeats Delaware State at 2nd Annual Invesco QQQ Classic

Courtesy of Morgan State University Athletic Communications 65 Delaware St. 4-17,3-4 MEAC 75  MORGAN STATE 12-11,4-3 MEAC Team 1 2 F Delaware St. 34  31  65 MORGAN STATE 42  33  75 Score: Morgan State 75 | Delaware State 65Location: Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.Records: Morgan State 12-11, 4-3 | DSU 4-17, 3-4The short story: Morgan State junior guard Kamron Hobbs scored a game and career-high 24 points and Lewis Djokam added 18 points and nine boards as the Bears defeated Delaware State at the 2023 Michael B. Jordan-led HBCU Legacy Classic with a 75-65 victory over the Hornets in the star-studded…

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Jackson State spanks Mississippi Valley State, 85-63

Title image Courtesy of William H. Kelly Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics 63 Mississippi Val. 2-19,0-10 SWAC 85  Jackson St. 12-8,9-1 SWAC Team 1 2 3 4 F Mississippi Val. 11  8  17  27  63 Jackson St. 17  22  29  17  85 JACKSON, Miss| Daphane White notched a double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds to help the Jackson State defeat Mississippi Valley State 85-63 at home Saturday. In addition to White’s impressive outing, the Tigers were led by Ti’lan Boler, who had 14 points, six rebounds and three steals, and by Angel Jackson, who added eight points, nine…

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Bryant’s 29 helps push Norfolk State past Hampton in Battle of the Bay

Courtesy of Alex Lehmbeck, Asst. SID, Norfolk State University 83  Norfolk St. 16-7,5-2 MEAC 71 Hampton 6-18,3-8 CAA Team 1 2 F Norfolk St. 35  48  83 Hampton 36  35  71 NEWARK, N.J. – Rivalry games bring a chance for players to elevate their game in high pressure moments, and Norfolk State guard Joe Bryant Jr. has seized those opportunities this season. After willing the Spartans to victory in December’s Battle of the Bay against Hampton, Bryant led his team to a sweep of the Pirates on Saturday with a season-high 29 points. Bryant was…

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Eastern Illinois takes it to Tennessee State, 78-58

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics 58 Tennessee St. 8-14,3-8 OVC 75  Eastern Ill. 19-3,11-0 OVC Team 1 2 3 4 F Tennessee St. 14  11  16  17  58 Eastern Ill. 21  14  25  15  75 CHARLESTON, IL. – The Tennessee State women’s basketball team shot 50 percent from beyond the arc, but fell to the Eastern Illinois Panthers 75-58 on the road Saturday. The Lady Tigers (8-14, 3-8) had three players score in double figures, led by Gia Adams, who had 19 points. Ashley Malone added 11 points and three steals from the bench and Erica Haynes-Overton chipped…

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