EDINBURG, Texas -- Nick Dixon scored nine of his 21 points in the final 10 minutes to help UT Rio Grande Valley rally past Hampton 80-69 on Saturday night.
Dixon's 3-pointer with 2:11 left gave the Vaqueros (7-8) a 71-66 lead. Hampton's Jermaine Marrow cut the margin to three with a pair of free throws at 1:42, but Rio Grande Valley scored the next nine points before the Pirates (5-10) capped the scoring with a single free throw.
The Vaqueros trailed by 11 early in the second half and were still behind 59-50 shortly after the midpoint. From there, they started with a 14-2 run to take the lead for good and outscored Hampton 30-10 overall.
Terry Winn added 12 points for UT Rio Grande Valley.
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