HAMPTON, Va. -- Ramon Mercado scored 18 points and three others scored in double figures to help Hampton rally and beat Florida A&M 77-68 Saturday, snapping the Rattlers two-game winning streak.
Markee Teal paced Florida A&M (8-20, 5-8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Association) with 22 points and 11 rebounds. The Rattlers leading scorer Jamie Adams was held to 3-of-13 shooting but still managed 20 points behind 14-of-17 free throw shooting.
Florida A&M opened on a 15-7 run, but Mercado hit three 3-pointers over the next 8 minutes as Hampton (13-15, 10-4) went on top 23-21. The Rattlers hit a free throw to cut it back to one but Aaron Austin made a layup, Wesley Dunning converted a 3-pointer and Meikle hit two free throws to send Hampton into the break up for good, 30-23.
Florida A&M committed 18 turnovers.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
|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|