The Pirates (7-7) led 45-40 early in the second half and pulled away with a 17-1 surge capped by a Dwight Meikle dunk. Radford (10-5) missed six field goals, turned it over three times and made just 1 of 5 free throws during the run spanning seven minutes.
Hampton shot 53.4 percent from the field and scored 48 points in the paint to Radford's 20. Emmanuel Okoroba scored 13 points and Meikle contributed 10 for the Pirates.
Radford had a 46-39 advantage in rebounding, but was just 19 of 57 (33.3 percent) on field goal attempts and turned it over 17 times. Ya Ya Anderson led the Highlanders with 13 points and Kion Brown added 12 with 10 boards.
Illinois coach John Groce says forward Leron Black has rejoined the team but will sit out the first six games next season after pleading guilty to misdemeanor aggravated assault.
Penn State's board of trustees has approved allowing some fans to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.
Auburn point guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen will not play his senior season after battling shoulder problems over the last two seasons.
|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|