Norfolk State 78, UMES 74: The 13th-seeded Hawks' second-half comeback fell short against the No. 4 seed Spartans in the first round of the MEAC tournament in Norfolk. UMES entered the second half trailing 43-26 but outscored Norfolk State 48-35 in the period. Troy Snyder made two free throws with one minute, 49 seconds remaining to tie the score at 74-74, but the Spartans scored on four free throws to hand the Hawks the loss. Hakeem Baxter scored a team-high 21 points for UMES (6-24), and Devon Walker and Mark Blackmon added 16 points and 13 points, respectively. Pendarvis Williams recorded a game-high 22 points for Norfolk State (18-13), and Rashid Gaston and Malcom Hawkins added 17 points each. UMES ended its season with the loss.