DOVER, Del. -- Pendarvis Williams scored 18 points and Brandon Goode added 16 with eight rebounds to lead Norfolk State to a 60-56 victory over Delaware State on Saturday, the Spartans' first win in Dover after seven straight losses.
Kris Brown had 11 points for Norfolk State (18-10, 13-0), which won its 12th consecutive game and secured a first-round bye in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.
The Spartans won the first game this season 74-56 on Feb. 9.
Trailing 33-18 at halftime, Delaware State opened the second half with a 23-8 run to tie Norfolk State 41-41 on Kendall Gray's jumper with 8:52 left.
Kris Brown's layup gave Norfolk State a 49-44 advantage with 4:28 remaining, and it held on for the victory.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|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|