HAMPTON, Va. -- Desi Washington scored 26 points as St. Peter's came back from a nine-point, halftime deficit to beat Hampton 66-59 in non-conference play Saturday afternoon.
Washington, who did not score in the first 17 minutes, went 5 of 11 from the floor, 3 of 6 from behind the arc and 13 of 15 from the free-throw line, including 9 of 10 in the final 1:44 to help seal the victory.
Markese Tucker contributed 11 points for the Peacocks (9-18), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
The Peacocks trailed by 15 in the first half, but with the game tied at 45 with 9:18 remaining, St. Peter's outscored Hampton 21-14 the rest of the way. The Peacocks were 13-of-25 shooting in the second half.
St. Peter's outscored Hampton 15-4 off turnovers.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
|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|