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.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' men's basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.
|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|