NORFOLK, Va. -- Pendarvis Williams scored 16 points to help Norfolk State defeat Hampton 74-67 Saturday night for its sixth straight win.
Williams hit 5 of 9 from the field and 5 of 6 at the foul line and also grabbed six rebounds. Rob Johnson added 13 points and Malcolm Hawkins 11 for the Spartans (12-10, 7-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
Deron Powers scored 20 points and Du'Vaughn Maxwell added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Pirates (5-13, 2-3). Ramon Mercado, who scored a career-high 24 against Coppin State Monday, had nine points off the bench on 2-of-12 shooting.
Hampton led 39-32 at halftime, but Norfolk State opened the second half on a 9-2 run and tied it at 41 on Rashid Gaston's layup.
Williams scored six points during a 15-3 Spartan run for a 64-54 advantage with 5 minutes remaining.
The Spartans improved to 80-41 in the Battle of the Bay series.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore 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|