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.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
|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|