Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament Recaps
(Thursday, March 14th)
Final Score: Delaware State 63, Hampton 60
Norfolk, VA (Sports Network) - A 3-pointer by Tahj Tate with under 10 seconds remaining in regulation proved to be the game winner as the Delaware State Hornets captured a 63-60 win over the Hampton Pirates during the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament at Norfolk Scope Arena.
Tate finished the contest with 12 points for the sixth-seeded Hornets (15-17), while Kendall Gray and Casey Walker both logged 13 points for the squad. Marques Oliver came up two points shy of a double-double as he cleared 11 rebounds for a DSU squad that now heads to the semifinals on Friday and will face seventh-seeded North Carolina A&T.
Du'Vaughn Maxwell registered a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the third-seeded Pirates (14-17), while Deron Powers chipped in 11 points for Hampton.
Delaware State opened the meeting on an 8-1 run and led by double figures shortly thereafter, but due to just 38.5 percent shooting from the floor in the period, the Hornets found themselves ahead by just seven at the break, 32-25.
In the second half the Pirates put together a 9-0 run in order to take a 52-44 advantage with over eight minutes to play, but down the stretch it was Tate who took care of the outcome for the Hornets.
Delaware State survived despite turning the ball over 17 times.
Final Score: Morgan State 64, Savannah State 61 (OT)
Norfolk, VA (Sports Network) - In the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament, the fifth-seeded Morgan State Bears claimed a 64-61 overtime win over the fourth-seeded Savannah State Tigers at the Norfolk Scope Arena.
The Bears (16-14) have won seven in a row and will face eighth-seeded Bethune- Cookman in the semifinals. Justin Black tallied 20 points, while Ian Chiles had 14 points and four blocks. Anthony Hubbard added 13 points and DeWayne Jackson managed 11 points with seven rebounds.
The Tigers (19-14) finished off the season just 2-4 in their last six games and were the fourth of the top four seeds to be knocked out of tournament. Deven Williams led Savannah State with 20 points, while Rashad Hassan had 13 points and nine rebounds. Preston Blackman added 10 points and six assists, while Arnold Louis was the game's top rebounder, pulling down 11 boards.
A 3-pointer by Black with 40 seconds left in regulation tied the game for Morgan State and forced overtime.
In the extra session, Black hit another 3-pointer with 33 seconds left which put the Bears on top, 64-61. The Tigers missed two potential game-tying 3- point attempts in the final 15 seconds and left Morgan State victorious.
03/14 23:43:06 ET