Hampton nips Winston-Salem State 64-62 for 5th straight win
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)—Rashad West scored 17 points and hit two free throws with 13 seconds left to help Hampton hold off Winston-Salem State 64-62 on Monday.
Michael Freeman added 12 points and Hampton (10-6) won its fifth straight game despite 30 points from the Rams’ Darrell Wonge.
The first meeting between the teams in 12 years pitted Winston-Salem State coach Bobby Collins against his former team. Collins, who led Hampton to an NCAA tournament berth in 2006, nearly led Winston-Salem State (7-9) to an upset win, but Isiah Tucker missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
West overcame 3-of-16 shooting from the field by hitting 10 of 13 free throws. The Pirates held a 48-33 rebounding advantage to offset 21 turnovers.
Wonge, who came in averaging less than 10 points per game, was 11-of-18 from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line.
The physical game included 44 fouls and two technical fouls.