Justin Ravenel hit two 3-pointers during a 13-2 run that gave FAMU (4-18, 3-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) a four-point lead midway through the second half. Barham made a 3-pointer to push the lead to 60-54 with 8 1/2 to go and Elijah Mayes hit a jumper two minutes later that pushed the lead to eight. Hampton twice cut its deficit to two points in the closing minutes, the last coming when Akim Mitchell's layup made it 71-69 with 1:53 remaining, but the Pirates missed 5 of 6 from the field from there.
Ravenel finished with 13 points for the Rattlers.
Malique Trent-Street had 21 points and Mitchell scored 16 for Hampton (7-13, 2-2). The duo made 12 of 20 from the field while the rest of the Pirates were 10-of-39 (26 percent) shooting.
FAMU has won two in a row for the first time this season.
Fleeing violence in Sudan, TCU's Kouat Noi found a home in Australia
TCU star forward Kouat Noi fled the violence of Sudan and found comfort and peace in Australia and on the basketball court.
Georgia Southern rolls in 2nd half, beats Troy 76-51
Tookie Brown and Isaiah Crawley scored 16 points apiece as Georgia Southern rolled to a 76-51 victory over Troy on Friday night.
Wampler scores 29, Wright St. ties Norse for 1st in Horizon
Bill Wampler scored a career-high 29 points and Wright State rallied to beat Northern Kentucky 81-77 on Friday night and join the Norse in a first-place tie in the Horizon League.
|North Carolina A&T||8-2||1||13-11|
|North Carolina Central||7-4||2.5||12-13|
|South Carolina State||4-6||5||6-20|