NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Femi Olujobi scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds and North Carolina A&T secured its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal appearance in five years, holding off Norfolk State 70-64 in a quarterfinal battle Thursday night.
The No. 4 seed Aggies take on top-seeded Hampton in the first of two semifinal games Friday night.
Norfolk State led by five at intermission, 37-32, and the Spartans extended the lead to nine on a Kyle Williams 3 with 17:15 left. NC A&T rattled off six straight points, half on an Amari Hamilton 3. After Steven Whitley hit two layups back-to-back, the Aggies went on a 12-0 run to take a 53-49 lead they never relinquished.