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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Bethune-Cookman wins 2019 MEAC Women’s Basketball Tournament

From meacsports.com : Box Score | Final Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 16, 2019—Angel Golden dropped 18 points and Chasimmie Brown grabbed 16 rebounds as No. 3 Bethune-Cookman used a strong second half to overtake Norfolk State 57-45 to claim the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball championship Saturday at the Scope Arena. The Wildcats (21-10) won their second ever MEAC tournament title and claim the MEAC’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid. The NCAA women’s field will be unveiled Monday on ESPN at 7 p.m. EST. B-CU last won the title in 1984.…

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Southern University wins 2019 SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament

From swac.org : Southern 45, Jackson State 41Box Score BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southern University Jaguars outlasted Jackson State 45-41 to win the 2019 Toyota SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship. This is the first championship for Southern since 2019, and coach Carlos Funchess is the first coach since Cynthia Cooper-Dyke to guide a SWAC team to the tournament title in his or her first year on the sidelines. A tight one from the opening tip, Christina Ellis carried the Jackson State offense early, matching Southern point for point on her own…

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Prairie View wins Men’s SWAC Basketball Tournament

From swac.org : Prairie View A&M 92, Texas Southern 86Box Score  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Overcoming a 13-point deficit early on, Prairie View A&M (22-12) topped Texas Southern (21-13) in a thrilling 92-86 contest to win the 2019 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tournament. The win takes Coach Byron Smith and the Panthers to March Madness for the first time since 1998. With Tyrik Armstrong having the hot hand early, Texas Southern rushed to a 13-4 advantage over the top-seeded Panthers. The Tigers built a 20-7 lead following a Trayvon Reed dunk with a…

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