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Norfolk State rallies, defeats Bowling Green in OT

norfolk stateA late Norfolk State run sent the game into overtime, and the Spartans prevailed in the extra session over Bowling Green on Friday night, 72-67, in the Boardwalk Battle at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall.

NSU (4-9) scored the last 11 points of regulation in less than three minutes, eight of those points coming from junior Kashaun Hicks. The Spartans knocked down a trio of three-pointers in overtime, then held off the Falcons at the free throw line for the win.

The Spartans will play for the tournament championship on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. against Drexel, a winner earlier in the day over Quinnipiac.

Hicks played spoiler in the late going, and senior Jermaine Bishop heated up with a pair of treys in the extra session. Hicks finished with 13 points after making all three attempts from beyond the arc, and Bishop added 11 points.

Bowling Green fell to 8-3 on the year.

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