Norfolk State Men’s Basketball named HBCU National Champion by BCSN

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State men’s basketball was declared the HBCU large school national champion by the Black College Sports Network (BCSN). The honor was bestowed by the media organization covering all schools at the Division I level. The Spartans finished 17-8 overall this year and captured their second-ever MEAC Championship. They defeated fellow 16-seed Appalachian State in the NCAA Tournament First Four for their second-ever tournament win following the 2012 victory over Missouri. NSU is the only current member of the MEAC to win more…

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Norfolk State’s Devante Carter named to BOXTROW HBCU All-America Team

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State men’s basketball senior guard Devante Carter was named to the BOXTOROW HBCU All-America Team, the organization announced on Thursday. He was one of eight players to garner a spot on the All-America second team. Carter becomes the 10th different Spartan player to earn accolades from BOXTOROW, which released its 13th annual All-America team this year. He led Norfolk State to its second-ever MEAC title and an NCAA Tournament First Four win last week. A native of Newport News, Va., Carter was voted…

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Norfolk State scrapes by Applachian State in NCAA play-in game

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Box Score Photo: Grant Halverson / NCAA BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — After being up by as many as 18, Norfolk State held on to defeat Appalachian State 54-53 in the First Four of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Thursday evening in the University of Indiana’s Assembly Hall. The Spartans (17-7) advance to Saturday’s first round, where they will face No. 1 seed Gonzaga at 9:20 p.m. on TBS. Jalen Hawkins led Norfolk State with a career-high 24 points off the bench, hitting four of his five 3-pointers.…

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North Carolina A&T draws no.1 seed N.C. State in first round of NCAA Women’s Tournament

from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: North Carolina A&T State, which on Saturday won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball tournament title thanks to a dramatic 3-pointer in the closing seconds, will face an in-state foe in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The game will tip at 4 p.m. on Sunday and will be shown live on ESPN. The winner will face either No. 8 seed South Florida or No. 9 seed Washington State in the second round. The Aggies (14-2) were given a No.…

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Howard Men’s BBall cancels remainder of 2020-21 season

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 9, 2021 — The Howard University Department of Athletics has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of its 2020-21 men’s basketball season out of an abundance of caution due to the health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We had several team members test positive in January, and were forced to place the program on hold, cancel several games and finally cancel our season. It was and remains the right thing for us to do,” head men’s…

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February 2,2021 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: North Carolina Central 64, South Carolina State 63Morgan State 95, Coppin State 82 North Carolina Central 64, South Carolina State 63 DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University dug itself out of a 17-point first-half deficit to rally past South Carolina State University for a thrilling 64-63 win inside McDougald-McLendon Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The 17-point comeback is the largest lead overcome by the Eagles, replacing a 15-point comeback that the Eagles accomplished almost exactly one year prior on Feb. 3, 2020 against Norfolk…

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Air Force Reserve title partner of MEAC Basketball Tourney

from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference : The Air Force Reserve has been named title partner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament in celebration of the MEAC’s 50th anniversary. The deal gives Air Force Reserve naming rights for the 2021 tournament. “The Air Force Reserve coming on board as the title partner of the MEAC Basketball Tournament is an excellent opportunity for both entities, and I could not be more excited,” MEAC Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas said. “This partnership will provide our students with a chance to take advantage of what the…

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January 30,2021 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: North Carolina A&T 70, Florida A&M 58Morgan State 79, Coppin State 76Norfolk State 94, Delaware State 66 North Carolina A&T 70, Florida A&M 58 EAST GREENSBORO – The North Carolina A&T took the court for the first time in two weeks and made the best of the experience. The Aggies men’s basketball team won their 26th straight home conference game Saturday afternoon by defeating Florida A&M, 70-58, inside the Corbett Sports Center in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) action.  N.C. A&T’s last game took place on Jan.…

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January 30, 2021MEAC Women’s Basketball Recap

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Howard 71, Delaware State 60Morgan State 69, Coppin State 51 Howard 71, Delaware State 60 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jayla Thornton hit seven 3-pointers andp oured in 23 points Saturday afternoon in Burr Gymnasium, as Howard kept up its winning ways with a 71-60 victory over Delaware State. With the win, the Bison improved to 8-2 overall and 4-1 in MEAC play. Iyanna Warren also had a standout game, dishing out a career-high 14 assists. Kiana Coomber led the Hornets (2-8, 1-4 MEAC with 11 points. Box…

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From the MEAC: Howard 60, Coppin State 51Morgan State 72, Delaware State 65North Carolina A&T State 49, Norfolk State 32South Carolina State at North Carolina Central, PPD Howard 60, Coppin State 51 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Howard University moved into a first-place tie in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division standings after defeating Coppin State 60-51 inside Burr Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, Howard improved to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in league play. Defensively, the Bison held the Eagles to 29-percent (16-of-55) shooting, including 26-percent (5-of-19) behind the arc,…

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