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NC A&T beats Norfolk St. 93-84 in OT

Dec 6, 2009 - 2:15 AM NORFOLK, Va.(AP) -- Tavarus Alston and Dwane Joshua scored 23 points apiece to lead North Carolina A&T past Norfolk State 93-84 in overtime in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night.

In overtime, Robert Johnson opened the frame with a pair of jumpers and Alston hit a 3-pointer during Norfolk State's 10-3 run for an 87-80 lead with 2:03 left. Alston went 2-for-2 from the free throw line in the final minute to help seal the win.

Alston sank three jumpers in the final 5 minutes of regulation, the last of which pulled the Aggies (4-5) even at 75 with 2:15 remaining. Joshua then gave the Aggies the lead on a layup with 1:14 left before Kyle O'Quinn's lay-in evened the score at 77-77.

Norfolk State's Brandon Wheeless missed a free throw with 10 seconds left in regulation for the win.

O'Quinn led the Spartans (1-7) with 25 points.