Williams hit a 3-pointer with 4:18 remaining for a 75-66 lead but Bethune-Cookman scored seven of the next nine, with a 3 from Jeffrey Altidort, to make it 77-73 at 1:52.
Nic Thomas was fouled at 22.2 and made two free throws to extend Norfolk State's lead to 82-78. Isaiah Bailey was fouled at the other end, went 1 of 2 at the line and the ball went out of bounds off Norfolk State. Brandon Tabb missed a 3-pointer and Alex Long sealed it for the Spartans at the line.
Steven Whitley added 14 points and Thomas 12 for Norfolk State (8-16, 6-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
Junior transfer Shawntrez Davis had 30 points and 17 rebounds -- both career highs -- for Bethune-Cookman (12-12, 6-3). Tabb added 17 points and Isaiah Bailey 13.
Fleeing violence in Sudan, TCU's Kouat Noi found a home in Australia
TCU star forward Kouat Noi fled the violence of Sudan and found comfort and peace in Australia and on the basketball court.
No. 3 Gonzaga takes 15-game win streak to San Diego
Gonzaga has been so dominant in West Coast Conference play that a 13-point victory no longer feels impressive.
No. 17 Florida State takes win streak to Georgia Tech
Two teams going in opposite directions meet for the second time this season when No. 17 Florida State visits Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta.
|North Carolina A&T||8-2||1||13-11|
|North Carolina Central||7-4||2.5||12-13|
|South Carolina State||4-6||5||6-20|