DURHAM, N.C. -- C.J. Keyser scored 23 points and North Carolina Central handed Norfolk State its second straight loss after starting Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play with six straight wins, posting a 69-63 victory on Monday night.
The Eagles were down by as many as 15 points early in the second half but went on an 18-3 run down the stretch to take a 65-59 lead into the final minute. Keyser hit a jumper and followed it with two free throws in the final :24 seconds to seal the win.
Norfolk State (10-13, 6-2) was knocked out of first place by North Carolina A&T on Saturday and now finds itself tied for second with NC Central (10-12, 6-2).
North Carolina Central travels to Coppin State Saturday. Norfolk State plays host to Delaware State Saturday.
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