ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Mike Black hit 9 of 11 from the field and 5 of 7 from beyond the arc en route to a game-high 23 points as Albany picked up an 83-55, nonconference win over South Carolina State Tuesday night.
Black wasn't alone in his sharpshooting. The Great Danes (4-2) shot 53.4 percent (31 of 58) from the field, including 51.7 percent (15 of 29) on 3-pointers. Jayson Guerrier added 18 points and Jacob Iati 14 for Albany, and both players made 4 of 8 3-point tries.
Shaquille Mitchell led the Bulldogs (3-2) with 13 points, followed closely by Adam Adams and Khalif Toombs with 12 apiece. South Carolina State shot 43.9 percent (25 of 57) from the field but made just 3 of 16 3-point attempts, including a 0 for 5 showing in the second half.
Albany outrebounded the Bulldogs 37-26.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
|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|