WASHINGTON -- Pendarvis Williams paced Norfolk State with 17 points as the Spartans remained perfect in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with a 54-49 victory over Howard on Monday night.
Williams was 5-of-7 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and has scored in double figures in eight of his past nine games. Brandon Goode and Rob Johnson each added 12 points, with Johnson hitting 8 of 13 from the foul line for Norfolk State (9-10, 4-0).
The Spartans won despite 35.7-percent shooting (15 of 42), including 5 of 20 in the second half.
The Bison (4-14, 1-3) trailed 26-18 at halftime and never pulled closer than six points until Prince Okoroh's 3-pointer with 17 seconds left made it 52-47.
Okoroh led Howard with 15 points, and Tre Lee added 13. The Bison connected on 32.7 percent (17 of 52) of its shots, making only 3 of 12 from 3-point range.
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.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite
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|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|