HAMPTON, Va. -- Malique Trent-Street came off the bench to score 15 points and lead Hampton to its fifth straight victory, a 79-66 win over South Carolina State on Saturday night.
Kalin Fisher had 14 points with five assists, Lysander Bracey had 13 points and Akim Mitchell and Jermaine Morrow chipped in 10 apiece for Hampton (14-14, 9-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which has won seven of its last eight games.
Hampton took a 33-28 lead into the break. Trevond Barnes scored three straight points and Bracey nailed a trey to start a 12-2 run to give the Pirates a 51-33 lead with 15:42 remaining. South Carolina State closed to 59-54 with 7:03 left after Janai Rayner-Powell nailed a 3 and Ozante Fields split a pair of free throws. Hampton then pushed the lead back to double digits and cruised home.
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|