NORFOLK, Va. -- Malcolm Hawkins scored 20 points and Norfolk State shot 54 percent (27 of 50) from the field in its 83-66 win over Maryland-Baltimore County on Sunday.
Pendarvis Williams had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists while Rob Johnson, who made 7 of 11 shots, finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Hawkins (3), Williams (3), and Johnson (2) combined to make eight of Norfolk State's nine 3-pointers.
Ryan Cook, who entered the game averaging 17 points for UMBC (2-8), scored 22 points but shot just 7 of 20 from the field -- including 0 of 5 from deep. The Retrievers went 0 of 16 from 3-point range in the loss.
Norfolk State (6-5) led by as much as 17, 39-22, in the first half before taking a 42-29 lead into halftime.
UMBC held a 43-37 rebounding edge, behind 14 from Chase Plummer, but could not overcome its shooting woes.
The Big East has joined the ACC, Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association in forming a men's basketball officiating alliance.
Nebraska guard Andrew White, who averaged 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season, will transfer from the program and is eligible immediately. What else is on Dickie V's mind this week?
The Cavaliers bring in a top-10 class of four incoming freshmen, so the Class of 2017 will be a small one. Coach Tony Bennett is aiming high.
|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|