DOVER, Del. -- Simon Okolue scored 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting, Artem Tavakalyan hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 points with four steals, and Delaware State held off Morgan State 87-80 on Thursday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Jonathan Mitchell scored 12 points for the Hornets (4-27, 2-14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who shot 55.4 percent from the field to split the season series with the Bears, who entered ranked seventh in the conference.
Saleik Edwards' 3 with 2 seconds left put the 13th-ranked Hornets up for good and gave Delaware State a 37-34 halftime lead.
Tavakalyan's 3 sparked a 12-2 run for a 19-point Hornets' advantage, but Phillip Carr's 3-point play sparked a 14-3 run and the Bears closed to 78-74 on Stanley Davis' layup with 1:57 left. The Hornets led by eight after a 5-1 run, but Carr's free throws cut it to 85-80 with 33 seconds to go before Okolue iced it with a dunk.
Georgia Southern rolls in 2nd half, beats Troy 76-51
Tookie Brown and Isaiah Crawley scored 16 points apiece as Georgia Southern rolled to a 76-51 victory over Troy on Friday night.
Wampler scores 29, Wright St. ties Norse for 1st in Horizon
Bill Wampler scored a career-high 29 points and Wright State rallied to beat Northern Kentucky 81-77 on Friday night and join the Norse in a first-place tie in the Horizon League.
Williams scores 14 to lift Marist over Quinnipiac 63-61
Austin Williams had 14 points off the bench to lead Marist to a 63-61 win over Quinnipiac on Friday night.
|North Carolina A&T||9-2||1||14-11|
|North Carolina Central||7-5||3.5||12-14|
|South Carolina State||4-7||6||6-21|