NORFOLK, Va. -- Pendarvis Williams scored 14 points, and Jamel Fuentes made a late free throw to lift Norfolk State over Bethune-Cookman 62-61 Saturday night in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.
After Paul Scotland's 3-pointer broke a 57-57 tie, Gaston made a layup with 1:25 left to tie the game at 59.
Fuentes made a layup, and Hawkins went 1 of 2 from the foul line to give the Spartans a 62-59 lead with 17 seconds to go.
After Adrien Coleman's layup for Bethune-Cookman made it 62-61 with 8 seconds left, Williams missed two free throws, giving the Wildcats a chance. Bethune-Cookman was unable to convert on the last-second shot.
Scotland scored 16 points for the Wildcats (12-17, 7-7).
Nebraska guard Andrew White, who averaged 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season, will transfer from the program and is eligible immediately. What else is on Dickie V's mind this week?
The Cavaliers bring in a top-10 class of four incoming freshmen, so the Class of 2017 will be a small one. Coach Tony Bennett is aiming high.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
|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|