Norfolk State tops Bowling Green 72-67 in OT

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP)Steven Whitley scored 16 points, Kashaun Hicks added 13 and Norfolk State beat Bowling Green 72-67 in overtime on Friday night at the Battle of the Boardwalk to end an eight-game skid.

Hicks scored a go-ahead 3-pointer for a 63-60 lead with 1:25 left in OT, but the Falcons closed to 68-67 on Caleb Fields’ 3-pointer with 16 seconds to go. Joe Bryant Jr. and Hicks combined for four free throws from there to ice it.

Jermaine Bishop scored 11 points and Bryant added 10 for the Spartans (4-9).

Hicks and Bishop hit back-to-back 3s to tie it at 55 with 36 seconds left in regulation and Bishop’s 3 at the buzzer was blocked by Michael Laster.

Daeqwon Plowden scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Bowling Green (8-3), which saw its three-game win streak end. Fields scored 16 points and Dylan Frye added 13.

The Spartans will play Drexel Saturday for the Boardwalk Battle title and the Falcons will play Quinnipiac.

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