East Carolina 74, Norfolk St. 63
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)
Pendarvis Williams had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Rashid Gaston scored 12 for the Spartans (6-9), who have lost four in a row.
From a 48-44 advantage, the Pirates' Sampson's layup made it 60-44 with 7:30 remaining in the game. Kemp contributed two jumpers and a layup, and Shamarr Bowden made a 3-pointer.
East Carolina shot 49 percent from the field (24 of 49) to Norfolk State's 35.8 percent (24 of 67), and the Pirates made 21 of 26 from the line versus the Spartans' 11 of 17.