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.
Isaiah Taylor talks about his decision to declare for the NBA draft and what he will miss most about Texas.
Chattanooga women's basketball coach Jim Foster has received a one-year contract extension, the same day the school gave the men's coach a two-year extension.
|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|