ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Jermaine Marrow tied his career high with 31 points and had nine assists to help Hampton beat South Carolina State 91-84 on Monday night.
The Pirates (7-12, 2-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) had an 11-2 run to build their largest lead of the game at 72-58 on Malique Trent-Street's layup with 8:28 left in the game. The Bulldogs (7-14, 3-3) cut the deficit to 85-82, but Marrow scored a layup with 56 seconds left to make it a five-point game and Lysander Bracey hit a pair of free throws to make it 89-82 with 25 seconds left.
South Carolina State scored the first nine points of the game and Hampton had a 10-4 run at the end of the period to rally to a 42-37 halftime lead.
Jim Calhoun, who has a career record of 873-380 and led UConn to three national titles before retiring in 2012, has been hired as coach at Saint Joseph.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott believes a tentative ruling making show-cause orders illegal in California would threaten NCAA membership for state schools.
Guard James Bouknight, ranked 87th in the ESPN 100, is the first player from the Class of 2019 to commit to UConn and first-year coach Dan Hurley.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|