State roundup: Mount men upset Norfolk State in OT

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Taylor Danaher rises to the occasion on defense for Mount St. Mary's in overtime

Mount St. Mary's center Taylor Danaher's block of Norfolk State guard Malik Gray's 3-pointer with three seconds left sealed the host Mountaineers' 67-64 upset win in overtime Saturday at Knott Arena.

Norfolk State (6-5) was riding a two-game winning streak, but the Mountaineers (3-5) took a 37-26 halftime edge and were in control of the game until the Spartans stormed back. Forward LaTre'e Russell's layup with just under three minutes left tied the game at 53 to cap a 13-1 Spartans rally.

With the score tied at 57 with less than a minute to play in regulation, both teams had a shot to win it. Mount St. Mary's went first as guard Chris Martin — who was 1-for-11 from the field Saturday — missed a jumper. Then Norfolk State star forward RaShid Gaston missed a layup.

UMES 53, Navy 46: Devin Martin scored 14 of his game-high 17 points in the second half, sparking a rally from a 13-point deficit and helping the host Hawks (5-7) beat the Midshipmen (3-8).

Navy (3-8) appeared in control when guard Brandon Venturini made a layup for a 40-27 lead with 11:33 left in the game. But the Mids went cold after that and made just one basket the rest of the way while committing eight turnovers.

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Stony Brook 50, Morgan State 48: Kori Bayne-Walker made a driving layup as time expired to lift the Seawolves (4-5) over the host Bears (2-8).

Bayne-Walker finished with 10 points and a game-high six assists.

Brittany Snow led the Seawolves with 11 points and 11 rebounds for her first double double of the season.

Morgan State's Braennan Farrar led all scorers with 21 points as the Bears dropped their sixth straight game.

Miami 70, Coppin State 54: The host Hurricanes (7-2) went on a 17-3 run and took a 33-18 lead over the Eagles at halftime. Nigia Greene led Miami with 11 points.

Coppin State (1-8) shot 50 percent from the field in the second half, but the rally fell short. Bria Harris finished with a game-high 12 points for the Eagles.

N.C. State 85, Mount St. Mary's 60: Jacqueline Brewer scored 22 points, but the Mount (2-7) couldn't overcome a second-half scoring drought.

The Mount drew within five points of the Wolfpack (7-3) before being held scoreless for nearly eight minutes.

USC Upstate 60, UMES 38: Sharmayne Edwards had a game-high 22 points and the Spartans (5-5) used an 8-0 run in the first half to break away from the visiting Hawks (4-5).

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