STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Kyle Williams had 16 of his 21 points in the final 6 1/2 minutes on Saturday night and Norfolk State rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat Stony Brook 74-68.
Williams' 3-pointer with 1:42 left made it 67-61 for the Spartans (2-12) and they held on by hitting 7 of 12 free throws from there.
The Seawolves (5-9) led 55-45 before Norfolk State scored 11 straight to take its first lead in over 18 minutes. The run was highlighted by back-to-back 3s from Williams and capped by Bryan Gellineau's layup to make it 56-55 with five minutes left. Stony Brook briefly retook the lead at 57-56 and again at 60-59, but the Spartans went in front for good after that.
The rebuilding Wildcats are set to raise the 2018 national championship banner next week and also lower expectations for the year ahead after multiple NBA departures.
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|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|