Scores

Final

Norfolk State 78

(2-1, 2-1 away)

Longwood 66

(0-2, 0-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 15, 2012

    Willett Hall, Farmville, Virginia

    1 2 T
    NORF 43 3578
    LONG 29 3766

    Top Performers

    Norfolk St: P. Williams 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Longwood: M. Kessens 17 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    Norfolk St. 78, Longwood 66

    Associated Press

    FARMVILLE, Va. -- Freshman Rashid Gaston came off the bench to post his first career double-double as Norfolk State defeated Longwood 78-66 Thursday night.

    Gaston had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans (2-1), who led 43-29 at halftime.

    The Lancers (0-2) cut the deficit to eight points on three occasions in the second half. After a layup by Michael Kessens made it 69-61, Norfolk State hit 9 of 12 free throws to seal the win, with Rob Johnson hitting 6 of 6.

    Zieyik Estime added 12 points, Pendarvis Williams 11 and Malcolm Hawkins 10 for the Spartans, who shot only 30.8 percent (8 of 26) in the second half.

    Longwood, which made only 34.4 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half (11 of 32), improved to 47.1 percent (16 of 34) in the second.

    Kessens led the Lancers with 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NORF
    LONG
    Points 78 66
    FG Made-Attempted 25-58 (.431) 27-66 (.409)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 4-21 (.190)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-32 (.656) 8-12 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 5

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