ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Jervon Pressley scored 14 points as Hampton beat South Carolina State for the fourth-straight time, 67-56 on Monday.
Hampton (10-10, 5-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) used a 16-0 second-half run -- with seven points from Ramon Mercado- to pull away.
Hampton made just 23 of 57 shots, including 3 of 12 from behind the arc, but went to the free throw line 28 times, compared to 11 for SC State.
South Carolina State made 10 of 23 3-pointers but turned the ball over 20 times.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|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|