DURHAM, N.C. -- Raasean Davis scored 13 of his 23 points in the second half including a pair of free throws in the final minute that helped North Carolina Central hold off Norfolk State 64-63 on Monday night.
Davis' free throws with 20 seconds left made it 64-59 for the Eagles (8-8, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Alex Long split a pair of free throws for Norfolk State (3-13, 1-1) and Kyle Williams added a 3 in the final second.
North Carolina Central trailed 58-51 with six minutes left, but rallied with a 13-1 run capped by Davis' trip to the foul line.
Pablo Rivas added 14 points for NCCU, which led by as many as 13 in the first half before giving way to the Spartans for the greater part of the second.
Derrik Jamerson Jr. had 15 points and Williams added 11 for Norfolk State.
The rebuilding Wildcats are set to raise the 2018 national championship banner next week -- and also lower expectations for the season to come after multiple NBA departures.
Michigan coach John Beilein can't yell or throw a chest pass yet after his offseason heart surgery, but the coach says he is ready for the upcoming season -- and fully expects to be recovered by that time.
Former Memphis All-American and NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway tipped off his first camp as new coach of the Tigers, and he's "really anxious" to get to work.
|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|