NORFOLK, Va. -- Malcolm Hawkins scored 22 points to lead Norfolk State over Coppin State 83-71 on Monday.
The Spartans (11-8, 5-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) got 17 points from Pendarvis Williams, Rashid Gaston added 12 and Brandon Goode had 10 as the team shot 50 percent from the floor. They out-rebounded the Eagles 42-31.
The Eagles led by one, 31-30, after a Smith layup with 4:54 left in the first half, but Norfolk closed on a 15-5 run -- highlighted by a Williams 3-pointer -- to lead 45-36 at the intermission.
Norfolk scored the first 10 points of the second half to extend the lead to 19 and was never challenged down the stretch.
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|