NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Joe Bryant Jr. scored 25 points and Norfolk State cruised to a 73-56 victory over Coppin State on Thursday night in the quarterfinal round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament.
Bryant also had four steals for the third-seeded Spartans (21-10). Kris Bankston and Dana Tate scored 13 points apiece and Bankston added 11 rebounds. Norfolk State will play No. 2 seed North Carolina Central in Friday's semifinals.
The sixth-seeded Eagles (9-23) were led by Mike Hood with 18 points. Sam Sessoms added 12 points, six rebounds and six assists.