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Preseason NIT - UNC Asheville vs Norfolk State Recap - Norfolk State Wins 80-78

Brandon Goode scored 22 points leading Norfolk State to an 80-78 victory over UNC Asheville at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday.

Bettors who backed Norfolk State were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 3.

Norfolk State got 16 points from Malcolm Hawkins and another 13 points from Anell Alexis. Jamel Fuentes contributed 8 assists, while Brandon Goode cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

UNC Asheville got 16 points from Sam Hughes in a losing cause and another 15 points from Jaron Lane. Sam Hughes contributed 4 assists for them, while Jaleel Roberts had 9 rebounds.

Norfolk State hit the break leading 32-27 before taking care of business in the second half.

UNC Asheville won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-22.