GREENVILLE, N.C. -- East Carolina used a 12-0 run midway in the second half to overcome Norfolk State in a 74-63 victory on Saturday.
From a 48-44 advantage, the Pirates' Sampson's layup made it 60-44 with 7:30 remaining in the game. Kemp contributed two jumpers and a layup, and Shamarr Bowden made a 3-pointer.
East Carolina shot 49 percent from the field (24 of 49) to Norfolk State's 35.8 percent (24 of 67), and the Pirates made 21 of 26 from the line versus the Spartans' 11 of 17.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
|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|