PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- Malcolm Hawkins scored 14 points and Norfolk State overcame a slow start to beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 63-58 Saturday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference matchup.
Norfolk State shot just 17.2 percent (5 for 29) in the first half and trailed at halftime 22-15.
The Spartans improved in the second half, shooting 47.1 percent (16 for 34), including 7 of 12 from deep.
Norfolk State started the second half on a 23-10 run to take a 38-32 lead with 11:04 remaining.
After Maryland-Eastern Shore (0-13, 0-2) cut the lead to two, 56-54, with less than 2 minutes to play, the Hawks made just one field goal the rest of the way and the Spartans converted three baskets to seal the victory.
Kevin Mays finished with a double-double, leading the Hawks with 27 points and 10 rebounds.
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.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
|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|