Norfolk St. tops Hampton, earns No. 2 seed in MEAC tourney

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) Rashid Gaston had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Jeffrey Short scored 26 to help Norfolk State beat Hampton 80-69 on Thursday night and clinch the No. 2 seed in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament, which begins Monday. Zaynah Robinson added 13 points for Norfolk State (19-12, 12-4), which made 16 of 27 (59.3 percent) field goals after halftime and earned...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel hits winner; Howard edges Norfolk State 61-59 in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) James Daniel scored 19 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer just before the final buzzer in overtime, as Howard beat Norfolk State 61-59 on Monday night to break a 10-game losing streak to the Spartans. Norfolk State's Rashid Gaston was whistled for an offensive foul with 35.5 seconds left and Daniel wound down the shot clock for the final shot. James Miller...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Norfolk State beats Coppin State 99-81

BALTIMORE (AP) RaShid Gaston posted a double-double, scoring a career-best 30 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, as Norfolk State beat Coppin State 99-81 on Saturday. Gaston finished with 11-of-15 shooting from the field and 8-of-9 from the line for the Spartans (17-11, 10-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). D'Shon Taylor added 23 points and eight rebounds, Malik Thomas had 21 points...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State holds on to beat Howard 72-69

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) RaShid Gaston and D'Shon Taylor each had double-doubles, and Norfolk State held on to beat Howard 72-69 on Saturday night for its fifth straight victory. Norfolk State (16-9, 9-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) remains a game behind conference leader North Carolina Central (18-6, 10-0). Howard (12-11, 6-3) drops 3 1/2 games back. Gaston had 17 points and 14 rebounds...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State holds off Hampton 63-60

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) D'Shon Taylor scored 16 points and Jeffrey Short added 15 as Norfolk State held off Hampton in the final minutes for a 63-60 victory on Saturday night. Short tied it at 54-all after converting two free throws with 4:04 left. Taylor then made two from the line, Short hit a jumper, and RaShid Gaston scored five points to give the Spartans a seven-point lead with...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State beats Savannah State 70-54

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) RaShid Gaston had 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds as Norfolk State beat Savannah State 70-54 Monday night. Norfolk State (14-9, 7-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) took control late in the first half and held the Tigers (5-15, 1-5) at bay throughout the second. Jordan Butler put the Spartans up 54-39 with 7:11 left and D'Shon Taylor's dunk...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State beats South Carolina State 76-63

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) Jeffery Short scored 20 points with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals as Norfolk State beat South Carolina State 76-63 on Saturday night. D'Shon Taylor and Malik Thomas added 16 points apiece for the Spartans (13-9, 6-1 MEAC). RaShid Gaston had 13 points and led the team with 11 rebounds. The Spartans hit 65.9 percent from the field overall, 61.1...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Short, Norfolk State beat North Carolina A&T 74-60

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeffrey Short hit four 3-pointers and scored 19, and RaShid Gaston added 16 points, to lead Norfolk State past North Carolina A&T 74-60 on Monday night. Norfolk State (12-9, 5-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 34-33 at halftime, but made 16 of 24 field goals in the second half. Malik Gray made a 3-pointer to give the Spartans a 52-51 lead with 8:32...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina Central beats Norfolk State 60-56

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Dante Holmes scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds for his first career double-double as North Carolina Central beat Norfolk State 60-56 on Saturday night. Nimrod Hilliard drained his fourth trey to give the Eagles a 56-50 lead with 2:29 remaining. Norfolk State's RaShid Gaston made a free throw and Jeffrey Short scored four points to pull the...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Taylor, Norfolk St beat Bethune-Cookman, 79-55

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) D'Shon Taylor scored 19 of his career-high 25 points in the second half, and RaShid Gaston added 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Norfolk State past Bethune-Cookman 79-55 on Monday. Taylor tied a career-best with five 3-pointers and Jeffrey Short scored 18 for Norfolk State (11-8, 4-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which shot 59 percent in the second...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State routs Florida A&M 75-51

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) RaShid Gaston posted a double-double, scoring 26 points with a career-best 16 rebounds as Norfolk State snapped a three-game slide, routing winless Florida A&M 75-51 on Saturday night. Gaston did it with 11-of-13 shooting from the field and grabbing 12 of his 16 rebounds off the defensive boards. Jeffrey Short added 21 points for the Spartans (10-8, 3...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State coasts past Northern Arizona in 81-62 win

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeffrey Short scored 25 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, to help Norfolk State past Northern Arizona in an 81-62 win Friday night. RaShid Gaston contributed 20 points and hauled in 11 rebounds, D'Shon Taylor added 13 points and Malik Thomas had eight points and 11 rebounds for Norfolk State (8-5), which shot 57.4 percent from the floor and sank 7 of 15 from...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State cruises by Division II Virginia-Wise 88-49

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeffrey Short hit four 3-pointers and finished with 27 points to lead Norfolk State to an 88-49 win over Division II Virginia-Wise on Monday night. Short was 10 of 16 from the field for his fifth 20-point game of the season for Norfolk State (7-5). RaShid Gaston added 20 points, on 10-of-15 shooting, and had 14 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double. The...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mount Saint Mary's beats Norfolk St. 67-64 in OT

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) Byron Ashe hit a pair of key 3-pointers in overtime and Kristijan Krajina blocked a potential tying shot at the buzzer, rallying Mount Saint Mary's to a 67-64 win over Norfolk State on Saturday. The Mountaineers (3-5) had enjoyed a 10-point lead much of the game, only to see it evaporate in a long cold stretch where they were outscored 14-1 and Norfolk State...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

HBCU Hoops Scoreboard: 12/8/2014

Norfolk State 88, Coppin State 69Norfolk State's junior class came up huge against Coppin State. Guard D'Shon Taylor scored a game-high 24 points and added 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Forward Rashid Gaston recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 19 points, 13 rebounds and three assists while Jeff Short chipped in 20 points.NSU improves to 6-4 (2-0 in the...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State trio out-shoot Coppin State, 88-69

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Starting trio D'Shon Taylor, Jeffrey Short and RaShid Gaston combined to score 63 points and grab 23 rebounds to power Norfolk State to an 88-69 win over Coppin State in a Mid-East Athletic Conference battle Monday night. Taylor led the effort with 24 points on 9 of 15 shooting, hitting 5 of 7 from distance, and grabbing 10 boards. Short hit half his 12 shots from...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State crushes Morgan State 85-65

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeffrey Short scored 24 points on 9-of-10 shooting to lead Norfolk State to an easy 85-65 victory over Morgan State on Saturday night. Norfolk State shot 63.3 from the field while also dominating the glass, winning the rebounding battle 41-26. The Spartans were equally impressive on the defensive end, holding Morgan State to 34.4 percent from the field and 8 of...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears struggle, Norfolk State roll 85-65

NORFOLK, Va. – Jeff Short scored 17 of his game-high 24 points in the first half, and Rashid Gaston added 20 points with 12 rebounds to power Norfolk State to an 85-65 win against Morgan State on Saturday night in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
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December 06, 2014

Norfolk run nets win over Saint Peter's, 60-58

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Jeffrey Short tossed in 20 points and RaShid Gaston and D'Shon Taylor each added 14 as Norfolk State held off Saint Peter's 60-58 in the Saint Peter's Division of the Barclays Center Classic Saturday night. Saint Peter's took a 27-20 lead at halftime behind 6 of 11 shooting from three-point range. Marvin Dominique led the first-half charge with 10 points with...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State beats St. Francis (NY) 72-70 in OT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Jamel Fuentes' steal set up Thomas Malik for the go-ahead floater with 34 seconds left in overtime, and Norfolk State beat St. Francis (NY) 72-70 in the Barclays Center Classic at Saint Peter's on Friday night. Malik's basket made it 71-70 and Norfolk State (3-3) got a stop on Brent Jones' missed 3-pointer with 13 seconds left. St. Francis (0-5) sent Malik...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State pounds D-II Pfeiffer 81-43

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Malik Thomas scored 14 points and Jeff Short added 12 with three steals as Norfolk State defeated Pfeiffer 81-43 in the season opener for both teams on Friday night. The Spartans hit 28 of 59 shots to finish at 47.5 percent from the field for the largest margin of victory in 26 years. Norfolk State raced out to a lead as large as 22-6 in the early minutes, led...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MEAC Semifinals: Can NSU Shoot Down NCCU?

Rashid Gaston will need to up his production if Norfolk State hopes to upset North Carolina Central. (Hampton Roads photo)North Carolina Central vs. Norfolk StateThe hometown team against the favorites in the MEAC semis. At first glance, this might look like an easy win for NC Central, especially after the way the ran through the conference in the regular season and dominated Howard...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MBB Live Game Blog: Miami Hurricanes vs. Norfolk St Spartans

The Miami Hurricanes seek to snap a 3-game losing streak. The Norfolk State Spartans come to the BankUnited center. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. Starters Miami – Rion Brown, Manu Lecomte, Donnavan Kirk, Tonye Jekiri, Garrius Adams Norfolk St – Kievyn Lila-St. Rose, Jamel Fuentes, Pendarvis Williams, Brandon Goode, RaShid Gaston The post MBB Live Game Blog: Miami Hurricanes vs. Norfolk...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State overcomes Savannah State 56-49

Malcolm Hawkins scored 16 points as Norfolk State used a 17-2 run late in the second half to knock Savannah State out of first place in the Mid-Eastern Conference with a 56-49 win on Monday. Trailing by eight late in the second half, Norfolk State (12-9, 6-2) scored 14 unanswered points, recapturing the lead with a Pendarvis Williams jumper that made it 49-47 with 3:40 left, and...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina St. breaks past Norfolk St. 73-61

Adama Adams scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half as South Carolina State broke away from a halftime tie to claim a 73-61 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday. The Bulldogs (7-12, 3-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) were tied 29-29 at the break but shot out on a 16-2 run and led by 12 just 8 minutes into the second half. Adams made just three field goals but was 17-for...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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