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NCAA Game Summary - Norfolk State vs. East Carolina



(Monday, November 18)

Final Score: East Carolina 76, Norfolk State 74

Durham, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Paris Roberts-Cambpell scored a game-high 22 points as the East Carolina Pirates rallied back from a double-digit deficit in the second half to defeat the Norfolk State Spartans, 76-74, in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Akeem Richmond added 17 points for ECU (4-0), which trailed by 17 points with just over nine minutes in regulation before using a late surge to stay perfect on the season. Michael Zangari scored 16 points in 22 minutes of action while Brandan Stith grabbed a game-high 12 boards for the Pirates, who will advance to play Duke in the next stage of the tournament on Tuesday.

Pendarvis Williams led the Spartans (2-2) with 18 points while Malcolm Hawkins scored 16 points and pulled down eight boards. Norfolk State used 11 different players in the contest and 10 contributed in the scoring column. Jamel Fuentes tallied nine points, six assists and five boards before fouling out after 28 minutes of action. Brandon Goode also fouled out after just 16 minutes.

The Pirates took control in the early stages of the bout and used an 8-0 run to take a 27-14 lead with just under nine minutes left in the first half. Norfolk State responded with an 18-5 run to tie the score at 32 at the 1:32 mark of the opening period. Roberts-Campbell made a layup and Zangari sank a free-throw attempt to put ECU back ahead by three before Hawkins hit a jumper as time expired to send the Spartans into the break trailing, 35-34. Norfolk State's reserves outscored the Pirates' bench, 15-4, in the opening 20 minutes to help it overcome the early deficit.

Williams drained a 3-pointer on the opening play of the second half to put the Spartans ahead and they ran off to a double-digit lead while ECU was held to just 12 points through the first 11 minutes following the break. The Pirates used a 20-4 run to pull within a single point before Roberts-Campbell connected on a shot from beyond the arc to put them ahead, 70-68, with 2:38 showing on the clock. Norfolk State managed to tie the score twice, but the Pirates answered both times. Trailing by two points with only five seconds remaining, Williams missed a jumper in the closing seconds on the Spartans' final possession.

Despite the loss, Norfolk State outscored ECU, 50-16, in the paint. The Spartans will play UNC-Asheville on Tuesday.

11/19 01:06:42 ET

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Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
NYR 1
CAR 0
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
Final
BRK 110
DET 105
Final
SAC 108
LAL 101
Final
ORL 88
PHI 96
Final
WAS 92
PHO 104
Final
MIN 96
IND 100
Final
OKC 99
NOP 101
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UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
Final
ALA 60
APP 59
Final
KSU 53
NDST 52
 
Final
WASU 82
SJST 53
1st
UTEP 33
ALCOR 11
 
1st
SEAT 2
SACST 0
 
Final
DET 1
COL 2
Final
EDM 5
DAL 6
Final
BOS 4
BUF 3
Final
NYR 1
CAR 0
Final
CHI 4
TOR 0
2nd
WIN 2
PHI 1
 
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
Half
ARI 3
SEA 14