NORFOLK, Va. -- Riley Maye scored 15 points, leading four Norfolk State players in double figures, as the Spartans pulled away in the second half to defeat Bethune-Cookman 59-45 on Saturday night.
Tied with 17 minutes left in the game, the Spartans went on a 14-3 run to go up 44-33 with 10:49 left. The lead reached 17 points with under 2 minutes to go.
The victory extends the Spartans' home winning streak to 16. They also own the longest current conference winning streak in Division I at 21.
The Wildcats lost their seventh straight game, all during a 12-game road trip (counting a neutral court contest), and won't play at home again until Jan. 11.
Charles Matthews, who spent his freshman season at Kentucky, has picked Michigan as his transfer school, according to a source.
Chad Ford and Jeff Goodman offer their opinions on the surprises they're expecting at the NBA draft, with Ford believing there will be a lot of trade activity while Goodman thinks people will be surprised by potential draft spot of Marquese Chriss.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino said he doesn't "have time to figure out what" Kentucky coach John Calipari meant in recent comments that appeared to be a jab at the Cardinals' program.
|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|