#11 Pendarvis Williams inbounded to his teammate Kyle O'Quinn for the game winning shot (Frank Selden)

Toledo, Ohio – Kyle O’Quinn scored off an inbound pass from Pendarvis Williams with 2.4 seconds left to break a tie and give Norfolk State a 72-70 win at Toledo’s Savage Hall on Tuesday night, the Spartans’ first-ever win in three tries against Mid-American Conference opposition.

Toledo (7-4) rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to tie the game at 70-all on a Rian Pearson basket with 34 seconds left. The Spartans got the ball back and Brandon Wheeless missed a layup at the other end for NSU. The Rockets’ DeLino Dear collected the loose ball, but stepped out of bounds with 3.8 seconds remaining to turn the ball back over to the Spartans. After both teams called timeouts, Williams inbounded to O’Quinn, who scored the last of his 16 points to give NSU (8-5) the lead.

The Rockets were unable to get off a shot in the closing seconds.

Williams led NSU with 17 points, O’Quinn had 16 points, nine rebounds and five blocks, and Chris McEachin scored 15 points. The trio combined to make 22 of their 36 field goal attempts.

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