NORFOLK, Va. -- Pendarvis Williams scored 21 points, and Norfolk State started fast and never was threatened seriously in a 74-68 victory over Navy on Saturday.
The Spartans led 17-4 on Johnson's 3-pointer 6:56 into in the first half and 44-22 at the break. Williams and Hawkins scored 14 first-half points each. Norfolk State shot 15 of 24 in the first half, including 9 of 15 on 3-pointers.
Alter made a trey with 8 seconds left to close to 73-68, but Norfolk State was never in trouble.
Norfolk State shot 54.5 percent from the field (24 of 44) and outscored the Midshipmen 17-4 from the foul line.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
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|