January 19, 2015

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeffrey Short hit four 3-pointers and scored 19, and RaShid Gaston added 16 points, to lead Norfolk State past North Carolina A&T 74-60 on Monday night.

Norfolk State (12-9, 5-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 34-33 at halftime, but made 16 of 24 field goals in the second half.

Malik Gray made a 3-pointer to give the Spartans a 52-51 lead with 8:32 left before a 3 by Short started a 20-6 run to close the game.

North Carolina A&T (5-15, 2-4), which has lost 21 of its last 22 road or neutral-site games, made just 2 of 9 field goals and committed five turnovers in the final seven-plus minutes.

Norfolk State finished 28 of 46 (60.9 percent) from the field, including 8 of 13 (61.5 percent) from 3-point range.

Bruce Beckford led NC A&T, which hit just 10 of 29 (34.5 percent) second-half shots, with 21 points.

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