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.
NCAA title game hero Kris Jenkins said he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to Villanova for his senior season.
Andy Katz breaks down the likelihood of Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina or Oklahoma making a run to the Final Four next season.
Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent.
|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|