NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Dana Tate scored 21 points to help Norfolk State fend off North Carolina Central 77-71 on Monday night.

Tate had five rebounds for the Spartans (15-7, 5-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Joe Bryant Jr. hit two 3-pointers and scored 18. Caheim Brown sank 11 of 13 free throws and scored 17.

Justin Wright led the Eagles (10-11, 3-4) with 21 points, adding six rebounds. Brendan Medley-Bacon finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, while Kris Monroe scored eight.


Norfolk State plays Saturday against Hampton, while North Carolina Central hosts Morgan State on Saturday.


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