NORFLOK, Va. (AP) Jonathan Wade scored 17 points, Zaynah Robinson added 16 and No. 2 seed Norfolk State beat Howard 68-53 in Friday night's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal.
The Spartans (17-15) will play in Saturday's championship against top-seeded North Carolina Central (24-8), which beat No. 5 seed Maryland-Eastern Shore (14-20) 79-49 on Friday.
Norfolk State took a 34-33 lead on Jordan Butler's dunk, and pulled away 45-37 on Wade's layup with 11:14 to play. The Spartans stretched it to 56-44 on Alex Long's layup with 7:24 left, and by 18 on Dan Robinson's free throw with 1:32 to go.