NORFOLK, Va. -- Du'Vaughn Maxwell had 11 points and scored a key tip-in shot with 31 seconds to play in regulation to help Hampton to a 79-73 overtime victory against Norfolk State on Saturday night.
Jamel Fuentes' free throw gave Norfolk State a 66-64 lead with 54 seconds remaining before Maxwell scored to send it into overtime.
Jervon Pressley scored four points and Brian Darden added three to give Hampton a 73-66 lead to open overtime. Marese Phelps scored and Fuentes made a free throw to pull the Spartans within four, 73-69 with 2:13 left. Maxwell's jumper pushed Hampton's lead back to six, and Deron Powers and Darden both made two free throws apiece to seal it for the Pirates.
Hampton (14-11, 9-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) is in second place and holds a half-game lead over Norfolk State (14-11, 8-3).
Pendarvis Williams scored 18 points to lead Norfolk State.
Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.
|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|