Scores

Final

NKU 54

(1-6, 1-3 away)

Hampton 52

(2-8, 1-0 MEAC)

    7:00 PM ET, December 20, 2012

    Convocation Center (VA), Norfolk, Virginia

    1 2 T
    NKU 27 2754
    HAMP 23 2952

    Top Performers

    Northern Kentucky: J. Billups 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Hampton: E. Okoroba 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Blk

    Northern Kentucky 54, Hampton 52

    Associated Press

    HAMPTON, Va. -- Chad Jackson scored 18 points and Jalen Billups posted his first double-double of the season to help Northern Kentucky win its first game of the season, beating Hampton 54-52 Thursday night.

    Billups finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Nate Snodgrass came off the bench for 10 points, including two free throws with 4 seconds left.

    Hampton (2-8) trailed 27-23 at halftime but rallied to a 42-all tie behind a Deron Powers layup at the 4:40 mark. But Billups reeled off six straight to put Northern Kentucky (1-6) up for good, 48-42, with 48 seconds left.

    Powers made a layup with 5 seconds left to cut the deficit to 52-51 but Snodgrass' free throws sealed the win.

    Northern Kentucky outshot Hampton 37.5 percent (18 of 48) to 31.5 percent (17 of 54) and held a 39-33 rebounding edge.

    Emmanual Orkorobo had 16 points and 10 boards for Hampton.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NKU
    HAMP
    Points 54 52
    FG Made-Attempted 18-48 (.375) 17-54 (.315)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 2-19 (.105)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 1

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