Saturday, November 14, 2009

Game 2

Black Bears (1-0) at Norfolk State (0-1)
Monday, Nov. 16
Echols Hall, Norfolk, Va., 7 p.m.

Norfolk State dropped its season opener, 86-58 at Baylor, Friday night. The Spartans were led by pre-season Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference player of the year Michael Deloach (right). A 6-foot senior guard, Deloach had 20 points and eight rebounds in the loss in Waco, Texas.

Deloach averaged 21.5 points a game a year ago to become only the second Spartan player to lead the MEAC in scoring.

Norfolk State, despite a 10-game losing streak during the campaign, went 13-18 last season and advanced to the MEAC tournament championship game for for the first time in school history. The Spartans finished third in the conference standings at 9-7 behind Morgan State and South Carolina State. In the pre-season poll of league coaches, the Spartans were picked third ... behind the same two schools.

The Black Bears split a pair of games against Norfolk State back in 2000-01 and 2001-02.

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