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.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
|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|