January 17 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

From the MEAC:

Coppin State 89, Morgan State 79
Norfolk State 83, Delaware State 79 (OT)

South Carolina State at North Carolina Central, PPD (now Feb. 13)
Florida A&M at North Carolina A&T, PPD

Coppin State 89, Morgan State 79
BALTIMORE – Anthony Tarke notched a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds while Koby Thomas added 19 points as Coppin State’s men’s basketball team got revenge on crosstown rival Morgan State with an 89-79 victory over the Bears on Sunday afternoon at Hill Field House.  The Eagles are now 4-9 overall and lead the MEAC North with a 3-1 clip while the Bears fall to 6-4 on the year and 2-2 in league play.

Tarke continued his hot play in all aspects of the game as he made 5-of-12 from the floor and 9-of-11 from the line in addition to being credited with six assists, five steals and three blocks.  Additionally, Tarke recorded his 1,000th career point with a layup early in the second half.

Thomas was very efficient offensively, making 7-of-11 from the floor with three dunks.  He also made 5-of-8 free throws and contributed on the defensive end with six rebounds and three steals.

Kyle Cardaci and Nendah Tarke also finished in double figures with 14 and 11 points, respectively, with Cardaci, the leading 3-point shooter in the conference, burying three shots from deep. DeJuan Clayton and Kenan Sarvan chipped in with nine points each as Clayton also dished out eight assists with three steals.  Yuat Alok added six points and six rebounds in his second game in as many days in a CSU uniform.

Coppin outshot Morgan, 44.8% to 35.2% and held an advantage on the glass for the first time all season, outrebounding the Bears, 46-40. The Eagles also shot well from deep, making 12-of-28 (42.9%) from 3-point range, and the free throw line (25-of-32) at 78.1%. 
Recap | Box Score

Norfolk State 83, Delaware State 79 (OT)

DOVER, Del. – It took an extra five minutes of action, but the Norfolk State men’s basketball team was able to hang on and defeat Delaware State 83-79 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Hall. 

The Spartans survived DSU’s upset bid after senior Devante Carter tied the score in regulation with a pair of free throws with 40.0 seconds left. They later scored nine in a row and held the Hornets scoreless for three minutes in overtime. DSU was within two with less than 20 seconds to go in the game, but the Hornets missed their last two shots to remain winless. 

On the other side, NSU got 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists from junior Joe Bryant Jr. as the Spartans improved to 3-1 in the MEAC and 8-4 overall. Senior Devante Carter had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds to help NSU win its fourth straight. The duo combined to hit 15-of-19 from the free throw line. Bryant made all four of his shots from the charity stripe in overtime. 

The Hornets dropped to 0-9 overall, 0-4 in the league despite a 29-point effort from Pinky Wiley. He made 7-of-11 from the 3-point line as DSU finished with 12 makes from deep. The Spartans held them to just 35 percent overall shooting, however. 

Recap | Box Score

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