HAMPTON, Va. -- David Efianayi scored four of his 19 points in the final 2:04 and Gardner-Webb held off Hampton 80-79 on Sunday.
Efianayi hit two free throws to give Gardner-Webb a 78-77 lead and he made a tip-in shot with the shot clock winding down on their next possession for a three-point lead.
Greg Heckstall made two free throws to pull Hampton to 80-79. Gardner-Webb dribbled down the clock and Efianayi missed shot in the lane, but it was tipped out to midcourt and gathered by the Bulldogs. Jamaal Robateau missed the front end of a 1-and-1 for Gardner-Webb with 13.8 seconds to go and after a timeout, Jermaine Marrow missed a long 3-pointer.
Christian Turner missed two free throws with 2.7 seconds left and Heckstall was off on a half-court shot at the buzzer.
Kalin Fisher scored 16 points for Hampton (4-8) and Marrow had 14.
Texas junior guard Andrew Jones is a limited participant in practice as he continues to regain strength following his diagnosis of leukemia, coach Shaka Smart said Monday.
Four-star point guard Jalen Gaffney made a verbal commitment to UConn on Monday, giving the Huskies their second ESPN 100 guard in the past two weeks.
Watts is one of the most dynamic scoring guards in the country and looks to develop his game under coach Tom Izzo's tutelage.