NORFOLK, Va. -- Alfonzo Houston scored 16 points and North Carolina Central limited Old Dominion to six points in overtime for a 76-69 win Tuesday evening.
Old Dominion (4-4) was paced by Dimitri Batten, who scored 25 points on 11 of 19 shooting, and pulled down 10 boards.
Central built a 13-point halftime lead before the Monarchs came storming back in the second half. They used a 13-4 run -- including nine by Batten -- to cut the deficit to one with 7:14 left. Batten's layup with 1:35 tied the game at 63 and sent it to OT.
Five different players scored in overtime for the Eagles, highlighted by Parks' emphatic dunk with 16 seconds remaining.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|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|
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|