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Howard Nearly Takes Down Notre Dame On MLK Day, While Norfolk State Improves to 3-0 in League Play

Updated: Jan 21, 2022


NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 17, 2022 – Monday’s action saw Norfolk State improve to 3-0 in league play.

Norfolk State 72, Maryland Eastern Shore 58

Notre Dame71, Howard 68

Norfolk’s State 72, Maryland Eastern Shore 58



PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Joe Bryant Jr. continued his recent tear with 25 points, Jalen Hawkins scored a season-high 20 and Norfolk State's defense carried the day in the second half as the Spartans defeated Maryland Eastern Shore 72-58 on Monday afternoon at Hytche Athletic Center. Bryant topped the 20-point mark for the third straight game to help the Spartans (12-4, 3-0 MEAC) remain unbeaten in the conference and beat the Hawks for the seventh straight time. Kris Bankston chipped in 14 points while Cahiem Brown posted 11 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and six assists for NSU.

The Hawks (5-7, 0-1), playing their first game since Dec. 20, had the hot hand early against the Spartans, who were playing their third game in six days. MDES hit 11 of its first 18 field goals and four of its first eight 3-pointers. Dom London hit two treys in a 13-0 Hawk spurt that gave MDES a 23-15 lead.

The Hawks held their largest lead at 32-20 after a dunk by Da'Shawn Phillip before NSU rallied. The Spartans closed the half with a 14-2 run that included five points by Brown to knot the score at 34-all at the break.


Notre Dame 71, Howard 68

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 17, 2022) – Howard University men's basketball team came up just short of taking down Notre Dame in front of a nationally televised audience on FOX, 71-68, at Burr Gymnasium. HU dropped to 6-8 overall but took a huge step in competing against the talented Fighting Irish. "We did a great job in taking a step forward despite the outcome," said Howard men's basketball head coach Kenneth Blakeney after the game. "We competed for 40 minutes and our guys played the right way. This was an opportunity for us to grow."

Redshirt sophomore Steve Settle, III put on an all-around performance, registering a career-high 25 points, seven rebounds (season-high) and three steals.

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