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.
Reed's 26 points help No. 19 Clemson beat Bearkats 74-59
Marcquise Reed had a season-high 26 points and No. 19 Clemson used a second-half surge to put away pesky Sam Houston State 74-59 on Wednesday night.
Zion puts on a dunk show in Duke's win
Zion Williamson shows off the athleticism, throwing down a variety of dunks in a 21-point, 9-rebound and 2-assist performance in Duke's 84-46 win.
Michigan blows out Nova in rematch of 2018 title game
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