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.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz looks into the two decommitments from the NBA draft and what they're looking forward to.
|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|