HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Jordan Jackson scored a game-high 21 points, including a game-winning 17-footer with 1 second left as Northern Kentucky defeated Hampton 69-67 in overtime Wednesday night.
Jackson earlier made the back end of a two-shot foul with 41 seconds left in regulation to force the OT at 59-59. Both he and Hampton's Ramon Mercado missed field goals in the final seconds.
The Norse (3-7) scored first in OT on a Jackson free throw, but Hampton (5-6) took the lead four times in the extra period.
With the score knotted at 67, Jackson faked a drive into the lane, pulled up from just inside the top of the key and buried the jumper with less than a second left on the clock for the win.
Hampton's Brian Darden attempted a 40-footer at the buzzer, but the ball hit the rim and bounced to the floor.
Deron Powers led Hampton with 16 points.
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Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.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|