ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Jermaine Marrow tied his career high with 31 points and had nine assists to help Hampton beat South Carolina State 91-84 on Monday night.
The Pirates (7-12, 2-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) had an 11-2 run to build their largest lead of the game at 72-58 on Malique Trent-Street's layup with 8:28 left in the game. The Bulldogs (7-14, 3-3) cut the deficit to 85-82, but Marrow scored a layup with 56 seconds left to make it a five-point game and Lysander Bracey hit a pair of free throws to make it 89-82 with 25 seconds left.
South Carolina State scored the first nine points of the game and Hampton had a 10-4 run at the end of the period to rally to a 42-37 halftime lead.
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|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|