HAMPTON, Va. -- Reggie Price scored 10 of his career-high 16 points in the first half and Hampton never trailed in an 85-52 win over Bethune-Cookman Monday night.
Brian Darden hit three 3-point shots in the game's first 3:07 as Hampton (5-5, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never looked back.
Daquan Brown's layup with 10:32 left in the first half pulled Bethune-Cookman (2-10, 0-2) within four, 14-10, but the Pirates scored 20 of the next 22 points and went into halftime leading 47-25.
Bethune-Cookman, losers of eight straight, hit 16 of 59 (27.1 percent) field goals and 3 of 18 (16.7 percent) 3-point shots. The Pirates pulled down a season-high 25 offensive rebounds but managed just 16 second chance points.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
|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|