ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Donte Wright scored 29 points with seven 3-pointers, James Richardson scored 19, and South Carolina State hit 13 3s in beating sixth-place North Carolina Central 102-79 on Saturday to end a two-game skid.
Janai Rayner-Powell added 13 points and Ian Kinard scored 12 points for the Bulldogs (10-19, 6-8), who entered the game eighth in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference standings and shot 58.3 percent from the field and 52 percent from long distance.
Rayner-Powell's layup put the Bulldogs up for good, 10-9, and they led 49-32 at halftime after holding the Eagles to 36.1 percent shooting from the field and 1 of 11 from 3-point range.
Rayshawn Neal's layup with 1:16 left gave the Bulldogs a 24-point lead.
Michigan beats Providence for Tip-Off title
Ignas Brazdeikis scored 20 points to lead No. 18 Michigan to a 66-47 victory over Providence and the championship of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament.
UMass Lowell beats Sacred Heart 94-90 behind Jones
Ryan Jones scored 21 points with five 3-pointers and six assists, Alex Rivera added 20 points with four 3s and UMass Lowell held off Sacred Heart 94-90 on Sunday.
Feehan scores 20 as Evansville tops Texas Southern 85-63
Shea Feehan made five 3-pointers and scored 20 and Noah Frederking added 16 points to propel Evansville to an 85-63 victory over Texas Southern on Sunday.