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).
Williams: Duke intimidates teams during warmups
Jay Williams has seen Duke beat teams in warmups because some opponents will be in awe of Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish.
Power Rankings: Put Kentucky in the top tier now, please
UK has teased us before, but Saturday's takedown of top-ranked Tennessee was impossible to fake.
Colorado sends Arizona to 7th straight loss, 67-60.
Lucas Siewert and McKinley Wright IV led the Colorado Buffaloes to a 67-60 win over Arizona on Sunday night, sending the Wildcats to their first seven-game losing streak in 36 years.
|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|