Preseason NIT - East Carolina Downs Norfolk State 76-74 - Match Report
Paris Roberts-Campbell scored 22 points leading East Carolina to a 76-74 victory over Norfolk State at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Monday.
East Carolina won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 2.5-point spread.
East Carolina got 17 points from Akeem Richmond and another 16 points from Michael Zangari. Prince Williams contributed 4 assists, while Brandan Stith cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Norfolk State got 18 points from Pendarvis Williams in a losing cause and another 16 points from Malcolm Hawkins. Jamel Fuentes contributed 6 assists for them, while Malcolm Hawkins had 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed East Carolina were victorious, as the score was 35-34 at the break.
Norfolk State had a 45-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.