RICHMOND, Ky. -- Mike DiNunno finished with 19 points and four steals to help Eastern Kentucky dominate Norfolk 68-44 Saturday night.
Eastern Kentucky (5-0) started the game on a 15-4 run, with all five starters scoring a basket during the stretch.
Norfolk (2-4) struggled in the first half, shooting just 26.1 percent (6 for 23) compared to the Colonels shooting 55 percent (11 for 20) of their first-half shots. Eastern Kentucky led at halftime 26-17.
Norfolk cut the lead to four in the second half, 36-32 with 11:30 remaining, but Eastern Kentucky answered with a 20-5 run to pull away. DiNunno and Walden sparked the Colonels with nine points apiece during the run, pushing Eastern Kentucky's lead to 19 at 56-37.
Malcolm Hawkins led Norfolk with 13 points.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
|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|
|Southeast Missouri State||2-14||8||5-24|