- Associated Press - Thursday, March 1, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Kalin Fisher scored 23 points and Malique Trent-Street scored 19 with 10 rebounds and Hampton beat Norfolk State 74-71 on Thursday night to claim a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Hampton (17-14, 12-4) and Norfolk State (13-18, 11-5) entered the night in a five-way tie for first with Bethune-Cookman, North Carolina A&T; and Savannah State.

Bethune-Cookman (18-13, 12-4) and Savannah State (15-16, 12-4) won Thursday to claim a share of the regular-season title with Hampton while North Carolina A&T; (18-13, 11-5) lost. The top three seeds get byes to the conference tournament.

Mastadi Pitt scored Norlfolk State’s last seven points with a jumper, a tip-in and a 3-pointer with 3:37 left and Norfolk State led 71-66. But Jermaine Marrow’s basket a minute later started an 8-0 Pirates run and Norfolk State missed its last five shots and committed three turnovers.

Steven Whitley led Norfolk State with 27 points on 12-of-16 shooting and Pitt finished with 10 points.

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