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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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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MEAC Men’s Basketball Tournament : Norfolk State defeats Howard in Semifinals

From meacsports.com : Box Score | Updated Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 15, 2019 – Norfolk State staved off a late Howard rally on Friday night, and as a result the Spartans are championship game-bound once again. The No. 1 seed Spartans topped the No. 4 seed Bison by a 75-69 score in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)  Basketball Tournament semifinals at Scope Arena. The Spartans advance to Saturday’s title game, where they will take on either No. 2 seed North Carolina A&T State or No. 3 seed North Carolina Central on Saturday at…

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MEAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Update: Bethune-Cookman defeats Maryland Eastern Shore 58-47

From meacsports.com : Box Score | Updated Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 15, 2019—Angel Golden scored 10 of her game-high 26 points, including a key four-point play at the beginning of the fourth quarter that helped Bethune-Cookman pull away to a 58-47 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament semifinal round at the Scope Arena on Friday. The third-seeded Wildcats (20-10) advance to the championship final against Norfolk State on Saturday at approximately 4 p.m., or roughly an hour after the conclusion of the men’s game. The…

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MEAC Basketball Tournament: Aggies defeat Eagles in OT thriller

From meacsports.com : Box Score | Updated Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 13, 2019–Ronald Jackson came off the bench to score five of his game-high 21 points in overtime to help second-seeded North Carolina A&T State outlast No. 7 seed Coppin State 82-79 in an overtime thriller in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament at Scope Arena on Wednesday. The Aggies advance to the semifinals to take on the winner of the North Carolina Central-Delaware State game on Friday at 8 p.m. The two teams were tied at…

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MEAC Basketball Tournament: Norfolk State avoids SC State upset bid

From meacsports.com : Updated Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 13, 2019 – Down 11 early in the second half, top-seeded Norfolk State team was not about to let history repeat itself on Wednesday evening in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament quarterfinal round at Scope Arena. A tight second half turned NSU’s way late in the contest, and the Spartans held on a for a 78-73 win over No. 9 seed South Carolina State. Nic Thomas led the Spartans with a career-high 30 points, none bigger than his 3-pointer with 25.7…

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2019 MEAC Hall of Fame: Dwayne Harper spotlight

From meacsports.com : By Roscoe Nance South Carolina State has produced a long list of outstanding defensive football players. From Deacon Jones to Donnie Shell, from Harry Carson to Barney Bussey, from Robert Porche to Javon Hargrave and Darius Leonard, the Bulldogs seem to have always boasted athletes dedicated to the proposition of shutting down opposing offenses. Dwayne Harper, a member of the 2019 MEAC Hall of Fame Class, belongs on that list as well, but his Hall of Fame career wearing the garnet and blue nearly ended before it…

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Norfolk State Women’s Track & Field now ranked 28th in the nation

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va. – After a strong showing at the MEAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Norfolk State women’s track & field team has moved up to the No. 28 ranking in the nation according to this week’s NCAA Indoor Track & Field Ratings Index. The index, released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), uses the NCAA’s descending order list of performances throughout the season as an indicator to predict team standings at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The Spartans were 37th in last week’s…

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