Trevond Barnes added 17 points, shooting 6 of 8 from the field and hitting all five of his free-throw attempts for Hampton (11-14, 6-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Charles Wilson-Fisher had 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting and Malique Trent-Street scored 10.
The Pirates went nearly four minutes without a field goal as Howard trimmed a 13-point deficit to 78-72 when Dalique Mingo made a layup with 5:32 to play. A jumper by Fisher pushed the lead to 12 points and, after two free throws by R.J. Cole pulled the Bison within 84-75 with 3:21 left, Hampton used an 11-2 run -- including four dunks -- to seal it.
Cole had 27 points and six assists, and Charles Williams scored 23 points, for Howard (7-19, 4-6). The Bison have lost two in a row after a four-game win streak.
Hampton shot 55 percent (33 of 60) from the field, including 8 of 15 from 3-point range, and hit 21 of 24 free throws.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' men's basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.
|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|