HAMPTON, Va. -- Malique Trent-Street scored 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting to lead Hampton to a 57-38 win over Morgan State on Saturday.
Charles Wilson-Fisher added nine points and hauled in eight rebounds for Hampton (16-14, 11-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which took a 40-28 advantage into the break.
Each teams made just three field goals during the final 20 minutes, but Hampton went 10 for 13 from the free-throw line and Morgan State (10-17, 6-8) was just 4 for 6. It was the fewest points scored in a game this season for each team.
A pair of free throws from Jermaine Marrow early in the opening half made it 9-8 and Hampton led the rest of the way.
Earlier, Morgan State's Stanley Davis got a steal and took it to the other end for a dunk that gave the Pirates their only lead of the game, 8-7.
Tiwian Kendley led Morgan State with 18 points. He was just 3 for 13 from the field but had a 3-pointer and went 11 for 12 from the free-throw line.
Watts is one of the most dynamic scoring guards in the country and looks to develop his game under coach Tom Izzo's tutelage.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|