Wright leads NC Central past Norfolk State 76-75 in OT
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Justin Wright scored five of his 20 points in overtime and North Carolina Central beat Norfolk State 76-75 on Monday night.
Wright added six rebounds and three steals for the Eagles (16-11, 9-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who upped their win streak to six. Fred Cleveland Jr. totaled 16 points and Brendan Medley-Bacon scored 10.
Kris Bankston led the Spartans (20-9, 9-4) with 29 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. George Beale contributed 13 points and five steals.
The Eagles never trailed in the extra period. The Spartans' Jack Doumbia made the second of two free throws with 18 seconds left to send the game to overtime tied at 66.
Both teams next play Thursday. North Carolina Central visits South Carolina State, while Norfolk State visits Howard.
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Updated February 27, 2023