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Norfolk State rallies to edge Maine 72-71

Nov 17, 2009 - 3:09 AM NORFOLK, Va.(AP) -- Kyle O'Quinn banked in a layup with 5 seconds left to cap a Norfolk State rally in a 72-71 victory over Maine on Monday night.

The Black Bears' Gerald McLemore made 1 of 2 free throws to break a tie at 70 with 27 seconds left. After a missed jumper and a time out, Brandon Wheeless took the inbounds pass, drove the lane and dished to O'Quinn, who was open for the game-winner.

Maine's Junior Bernal got off a hurried shot that fell short as time expired.

Maine (1-1) led 52-38 with 11:43 remaining, but Rob Hampton scored 15 of his 17 points after halftime as the Spartans (1-1) tied the game at 66 with 2 minutes to go.

O'Quinn had his second career double-double for Norfolk State with 15 points and 12 rebounds. He was 7-for-8 with two blocks and two steals.

McLemore led Maine with 24 points while going 7-for-8 in the second half, including 4-for-5 from 3-point range.