DOVER, Del. -- Pendarvis Williams scored 18 points and Brandon Goode added 16 with eight rebounds to lead Norfolk State to a 60-56 victory over Delaware State on Saturday, the Spartans' first win in Dover after seven straight losses.
Kris Brown had 11 points for Norfolk State (18-10, 13-0), which won its 12th consecutive game and secured a first-round bye in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.
The Spartans won the first game this season 74-56 on Feb. 9.
Trailing 33-18 at halftime, Delaware State opened the second half with a 23-8 run to tie Norfolk State 41-41 on Kendall Gray's jumper with 8:52 left.
Kris Brown's layup gave Norfolk State a 49-44 advantage with 4:28 remaining, and it held on for the victory.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|