NORFOLK, Va. -- Malcolm Hawkins scored 25 points and Norfolk State took down Virginia Union 92-84 Friday night.
Virginia Union (0-3) opened a 13-7 lead and maintained an advantage early in the first half. Norfolk State (2-1) fought back to take a 30-29 lead on a Jordan Weathers layup with 6:42 left and took a 48-40 lead into halftime.
Norfolk State led by as many as 16 points in the second half, but the Panthers erased the deficit and took an 80-78 lead on a dunk by Omar Briggs with just under five minutes left. Hawkins responded with a jumper followed by a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions to give Norfolk State an 83-80 advantage, as the Spartans outscored Virginia Union 12-4 in the final 4 minutes of the game.
RaShid Gaston had 17 points and 14 rebounds for Norfolk State.
Briggs had 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Virginia Union.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
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|