Christian Standhardinger and Garrett Nevels combined for 50 points as Hawaii pulled away from Norfolk State in the second half and won 77-66 in Honolulu.
NSU, which went all the way to the westernmost state for just one game, led by one at halftime, but the Spartans were unable to handle Hawaii’s press in the second half. NSU committed 13 second-half turnovers and was outscored 50-38 in the period.
Standhardinger had 29 on 8-of-12 shooting for Hawaii (10-3), including a 12-of-14 free-throw shooting effort and eight rebounds. Nevels added 21 points and eight boards.
Seniors Malcolm Hawkins and Pendarvis Williams each scored 16 for NSU (8-6), which dropped its third in a row, all on the road. ...
Richmond (10-4) hit six 3-pointers in the first half and overcame Northeastern 70-66 in Boston.
The Spiders, who ranked just 332nd among 351 Division I teams in 3-point shooting at 28.2 percent entering the game, hit 9 of 16 from beyond the arc and shot 55 percent overall on field goals. UR, a former Colonial Athletic Association member, improved to 5-0 against CAA teams this season.
The Huskies (3-10), led by 6-8 Scott Eatherton's 22 points, recovered from a 51-38 deficit to pull even at 64. But two driving baskets by Cedrick Lindsay proved decisive. Lindsay had 18 points and Kendall Anthony 15 for UR. ...
Markel Starks scored a game-high 21 points to lead Georgetown (9-3) to a 61-54 home win against DePaul (8-6) in the Big East opener for both.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera added 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Hoyas, while Billy Garrett Jr. poured in 17 points for the Blue Demons, who shot just 32.1 percent. ...
Shane Southwell scored a career-high 21 points to go along with five assists and four blocks as host Kansas State (10-3) won its eighth straight game, 72-55 over George Washington (11-2).
Sterling Gibbs erased Seton Hall’s three-point deficit by hitting pairs of free throws with 9 and 3.3 seconds left in the second overtime, giving the Pirates (10-4) an 81-80 win at Providence (10-4) in the Big East opener for both. A turnover by the Friars in between Gibbs’ trips to the line proved costly.
Providence’s Bryce Cotton scored 23 of his 25 points after halftime. Josh Fortune, a Kecoughtan High graduate, had five points and three assists in 32 minutes for the Friars.
Tia Perry had 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Christopher Newport (8-2) beat Virginia Wesleyan 62-40 at Freeman Center, ending the four-game winning streak of VWC (8-3).
Nicole Mitchell added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Captains, who outscored the Marlins 33-17 in the second half. CNU is ranked 23rd in the Division III coaches poll.
Brittany Glasco scored 13 and Nancy Kelly 10 for the Marlins, who were 0-of-15 from 3-point range. They came into the game ranking 15th nationally with 8.1 3-point field goals per game. ...
Hampton will return to the HU Convocation Center Wednesday for its non-conference finale against Virginia Tech at 4 p.m.
HU (10-4) saw its five-game winning streak snapped Monday with an 89-70 loss at Georgia Tech in the title game of the Georgia Tech Holiday Tournament. Freshman guard Malia Tate-DeFreitas led four Pirates in double figures with 27 points.
HU is 0-4 all-time against Tech, including a 55-45 game last season. All four of those games were in Blacksburg.
Nicole Hamilton, named the MEAC Defensive Player of the Week, could be crucial in stopping a vastly improved Hokies offense that includes Uju Ugoka, who is averaging 19.3 points and 11.1 rebounds per game.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun