The Pirates (11-14, 8-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) shot 60.9 percent (14 of 23) from the field in the first half (27 of 59 for the game) and led 30-22. Hampton's five-game winning streak ended Monday with a 62-59 loss to Norfolk State.
Troy Snyder had 17 points and Kevin Mays 15 for the Hawks (2-21, 2-10), who beat Coppin State 64-62 in double overtime on Monday to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Hawks shot 43.1 percent (22 of 51).
Hampton led 50-39 on Du'Vaughn Maxwell's jumper with 6:47 left and 57-47 on Okoroba's three-point play at 2:47. Snyder's layup pulled the Hawks to 57-56 with a minute left, but two free throws by Powers and a fast-break layup by Dwight Miekle sealed Hampton's victory.
Officials: North Carolina must show proof of discrimination-free zone, or lose NCAA tournament games
North Carolina must prove to the NCAA that its host arenas will provide a discrimination-free zone or risk losing NCAA tournament games in 2017 and 2018, multiple officials told ESPN.
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby examine the new NCAA draft rule and consider how it would have affected "The Fab Five."
Florida and Duke will meet on Dec. 6 in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden as one of two high-profile games to help raise funds for cancer research.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|