Jamerson carries Norfolk St. past Alabama 80-79 in OT in NIT

Jamerson carries Norfolk St. past Alabama 80-79 in OT in NIT
Donta Hall goes up for a rebound in Wednesday's NIT game versus Norfolk State. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Derrik Jamerson Jr. had 25 points and made two free throws with 17 seconds left in overtime as Norfolk State narrowly defeated Alabama 80-79 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night.

Nic Thomas had 15 points and five steals for Norfolk State (22-13). Steven Whitley added 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Jordan Butler had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the visitors.

Herbert Jones had 18 points for the Crimson Tide (18-16). Alex Reese added 17 points and seven rebounds. John Petty had 11 points, including a 3-pointer to tie it at 67 at the end of regulation.

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