NORFOLK, Va. -- Rob Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Norfolk State beat North Carolina A&M 55-48 to finish its first undefeated regular season in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play on Thursday night.
It was the fourth regular-season undefeated team in MEAC history.
Pendarvis Williams had 16 for the Spartans (21-10, 16-0), who have won 15 in a row.
The Aggies led most of the first half, but the Spartans caught them at 12-all on Williams' free throw with 9:24 left. Norfolk State led 24-21 at halftime.
The Spartans led only 30-29 5:00 into the second half, but they made it 41-32 on Johnson's layup at 10:59. With a nine-point run, Norfolk State pushed its advantage to 48-35 on Williams' jumper with 6:45 remaining and held on for the victory.
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
|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|