Oliver leads Norfolk State to 85-76 win over UTEP
EL PASO, Texas (AP) Charles Oliver nailed 4 of 8 from long range to score 22 points as Norfolk State jumped out to an early lead and held on for an 85-76 win over UTEP in the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Monday night.
Norfolk State (5-7) jumped to a 9-1 lead and was up 40-35 at the half but had to fight off the Miners as UTEP closed to 69-63 at the 5:51 mark following four straight Lee Moore free throws. The Spartans answered with a 6-0 run. Short and Zaynah Robinson made eight free throws down the stretch to secure the win.