Delaware State beats Norfolk State 54-52

2/8/10 in NCAABB

NORFOLK, Va. -- Marcus Neal scored 16 points to lead Delaware State to a 54-52 win over Norfolk State on Monday night.

Jay Threatt added 13 points, six assists and four steals for the Hornets (12-9, 7-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

Delaware State trailed 26-23 at halftime, but used a 12-0 run in the second half to take a 38-29 lead with 7:52 remaining. During the run, Norfolk State was held scoreless for almost 12 minutes.

The Spartans bounced back, and a jumper from Michael Deloach cut the Bears' lead to 52-50 with 12 seconds left. Threatt was then sent to the free-throw line and made one of two, but grabbed his own offensive rebound. He was fouled and made one of two again to give Mercer a 54-50 lead. Kyle O'Quinn's layup at the buzzer made up the final score.

Deloach scored 18 for Norfolk State (5-17, 4-6), while O'Quinn added 12 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.

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