HAMPTON, Va. -- Jermaine Marrow scored a career-high 35 points, tied a career high with 10 rebounds and had nine assists and Hampton beat Bethune-Cookman 80-69 on Monday night.
Marrow scored 10 of Hampton's first 14 points with a jump shot, layup, three free throws and a 3-pointer for a 14-9 lead.
Marrow made six of his nine total field goals in the first 10 1/2 minutes and from there did most his damage from the free-throw line, hitting 15 of 16. Hampton (8-13, 3-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) led 46-33 at halftime as Marrow ended it with a layup and two foul shots.
Bethune-Cookman (11-11, 5-2) drew within 72-64 with 2:58 left after an 11-3 run but couldn't get closer.
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|North Carolina A&T||13-3||1||19-13|
|North Carolina Central||10-6||4||18-16|
|South Carolina State||5-11||9||8-26|