Spartans edge closer to title with big win over N.C. A&T
By David Hall
Feb 18, 2019
Though the first-place Spartans (16-11, 11-1 MEAC)) couldn’t yet mathematically clinch their first regular-season championship in six years and the accompanying No. 1 league tournament seed, they made it nearly impossible for anyone to catch them.
Second-place N.C. A&T (14-12, 9-3) was the only team with a realistic shot before Monday. No other team entered the day with a MEAC record better than 7-5, and just four games remain on the schedule.
Sixth-year coach Robert Jones was quick to deflect credit.
“It’s the kids,” he said. “They really want it this year, and they’re playing like it. Right now, I’m just the supervisor of this thing. I put together the schemes and stuff like that, and they’re executing to perfection.”
The game came 11 months after N.C. A&T bounced the Spartans out of the MEAC tournament in the quarterfinals at Scope, marking the first time in five seasons under Jones that NSU had not at least reached the semis.
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