Norfolk State wins MEAC regular season championship


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Nic Thomas had 16 points as Norfolk State scorched Coppin State 72-38 on Saturday night to claim the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-regular season title.

Its the second time in school history Norfolk State (18-11, 13-1) has won the MEAC regular season crown.

The Spartans will be the top seed in the MEAC Tournament later this month at Scope.

Norfolk State held the Eagles to 22 percent shooting for the game, forcing 19 turnovers.

The Spartans blitzed to a 27-12 halftime advantage and won the second half 45-26.

Steven Whitley added 11 points while dishing out seven assists. Mastadi Pitt added 10 points and Derrik Jamerson had nine points and eight rebounds.

Dejuan Clayton led Coppin State (6-24,6-9) with nine points and Chad Andrews-Fulton posted seven points with 11 rebounds.

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