Norfolk State (4-15, 2-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) led 35-31 at intermission and scored seven points in 81 seconds with layups from Whitley and Alex Long and a 3-pointer from Kyle Williams to open the second half.
Damani Applewhite had a layup and a pair of free throws and Janai Rayner-Powell had a jumper to bring the Bulldogs within 54-46 but they couldn't get closer the rest of the way. Whitley and Pitt hit 3-pointers for a 54-41 lead. An 8-0 run later pushed the lead to 68-50 with 5:07 left.
Williams scored 13 points and Long finished with 12. Norfolk State shot 31 of 59 (52.5 percent) from the field including 11 of 25 from 3-point range.
Applewhite paced South Carolina State (7-13, 3-2) with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Bulldogs were 15-of-51 shooting (29 percent).
Petteway, Robert Morris beat Mississippi Valley State 68-59
Malik Petteway scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help Robert Morris beat Mississippi Valley State 68-59 on Saturday night.
Coastal Carolina downs UNC Asheville behind Cuthbertson's 15
Zac Cuthbertson scored 15 points with 13 rebounds and Coastal Carolina rode its fast start to a 78-52 win over UNC Asheville on Saturday.
North Texas dominates 2nd half to roll to sixth straight win
Zachary Simmons, Umoja Gibson and Jorden Duffy combined for 40 points as North Texas dominated the second half to remain undefeated, thumping Maryland-Eastern Shore 68-34 on Saturday.