NORFOLK, Va. -- Nic Thomas scored 19 points, Jordan Butler blocked three shots and scored on a layup that ignited a breakaway run in the second half as Norfolk State pulled away from Division II Clarion on Saturday night.
Lawrence Lemon opened the second half with a 3-pointer and Clarion trailed just 32-30. Butler, who finished with 10 points, answered with a drive on the other end and Norfolk State (2-1) broke away with a 14-4 run over the next four minutes, capped by a Thomas 3. The Spartans lead kept growing from there.
Steven Whitley added 13 points for Norfolk State, which shot 46 percent (25-54) and went 18-for-30 at the free-throw line. The Spartans outscored Clarion 36-20 in the paint and picked up 25 points off 25 Clarion turnovers.
Lemon led the Eagles with 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting.
Stephen A. praises Makur Maker for committing to Howard
Stephen A. Smith explains how big of a decision it is that five-star recruit Makur Maker committed to Howard over UCLA.
Replacement team Playing for Jimmy V out of TBT after also testing positive for coronavirus
The Basketball Tournament has removed a third team in three days -- and the fourth team overall -- from the winner-take-all $1 million tournament that starts Saturday, because of a positive coronavirus test.
You've heard of the NBA bubble, but how about the TBT Island?
Myron Medcalf takes you inside the TBT Island and how the tournament is taking extreme precautions in order to put on this tournament.