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.
Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes.
Point guard Jaylen Fisher, who reopened his recruitment after coaching changes at UNLV, has committed to TCU over a long list of schools.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
|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|