Justin Ravenel hit two 3-pointers during a 13-2 run that gave FAMU (4-18, 3-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) a four-point lead midway through the second half. Barham made a 3-pointer to push the lead to 60-54 with 8 1/2 to go and Elijah Mayes hit a jumper two minutes later that pushed the lead to eight. Hampton twice cut its deficit to two points in the closing minutes, the last coming when Akim Mitchell's layup made it 71-69 with 1:53 remaining, but the Pirates missed 5 of 6 from the field from there.
Ravenel finished with 13 points for the Rattlers.
Malique Trent-Street had 21 points and Mitchell scored 16 for Hampton (7-13, 2-2). The duo made 12 of 20 from the field while the rest of the Pirates were 10-of-39 (26 percent) shooting.
FAMU has won two in a row for the first time this season.
No. 10 Kentucky working out kinks, hosts North Dakota
Tenth-ranked Kentucky returns to action Wednesday against North Dakota with coach John Calipari trying to move his basketball team forward by taking a huge step backward.
It's about a five-hour ride from Clinton, Miss., to Auburn, Ala., but the gap between the Mississippi College and Auburn on the hardwood is more like 5 million miles.
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