Scores

Final

Hampton 64

(6-13, 3-3 MEAC)

S Carolina St 60

(4-16, 0-7 MEAC)

7:30 PM ET, January 30, 2013

Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina

1 2 T
HAMP 29 3564
SCST 33 2760

Top Performers

Hampton: R. Mercado 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

South Carolina State: K. Toombs 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl

Hampton 64, SC State 60

Associated Press

ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Ramon Mercado scored 14 points and Hampton came from behind late to beat South Carolina State 64-60 Wednesday night.

Dwight Meikle added 13 points to help Hampton (6-13, 3-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) snap a four-game losing streak.

Down 58-57, Phillip Henry's 3-pointer gave South Carolina State a 60-58 lead with 2:40 left. The Bulldogs would not score again.

Hampton tied the game at 60-all on a pair of free throws by Emmanuel Okoroba with 2:08 remaining, and then took a 62-60 lead behind two free throws from Ke'Ron Brown with 1:33 to go.

Patrick Myers missed a potential tying jumper for South Carolina State with 6 seconds left.

Ahead at halftime 33-29, South Carolina State shot just 33.3 percent (9 of 27) in the second half while Hampton shot 48.1 percent (13 of 27).

Brown and Okoroba scored nine apiece.

Matthew Hezekiah led the Bulldogs (4-16, 0-7) with 18 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HAMP
SCST
Points 64 60
FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 20-58 (.345)
3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 6-15 (.400)
FT Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 14-19 (.737)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 5

2012-13 Season

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