Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hampton Offensive Woes Continue in loss at East Carolina

GREENVILLE, North Carolina – The offensive struggles continued for the Hampton University men's basketball team Tuesday night in the Minges Coliseum, as the Pirates fell 68-48 to East Carolina.

Hampton fell to 1-6 on the season.

Jermaine Marrow had 12 points and five assists to lead the Pirates, despite going 5-for-23 from the floor, while Trevond Barnes added a career-high 11 points on 4-for-8 shooting in the loss. AJ Astroth grabbed a team- and season-high 12 rebounds.

Hampton shot just 28.1 percent (18-for-64) from the floor and went 3-for-22 from 3-point range. The Pirates also struggled at the free throw line, going 9-for-20.

East Carolina scored the game's first seven points, but Hampton responded with a 10-2 run to take a 10-9 lead after Charles Wilson-Fisher sank a layup with 11:19 left in the first half. A Barnes trey at the 9:22 mark expanded the run to 15-5 and gave Hampton a 15-12 lead.

But ECU answered with a 10-4 run, taking a 22-19 lead at the 5:37 mark on a Jeremy Sheppard jumper. Hampton tied the score three times from there, including 26-26 with 3:39 left in the half after Marrow hit a jumper.

ECU ended the half on a 10-2 run to take a 36-28 lead into the half.

Hampton used a 7-2 run to open the second half to cut the lead to 38-35 following a Barnes jumper, before the homestanding Pirates used a 14-6 run to take a 52-41 lead on an Andre Washington dunk. ECU maintained control from there, steadily increasing its lead as the game wound down.

Clarence Williams gave ECU a 64-45 lead with a trey with 2:21 remaining.

Hampton shot just 18.8 percent from the floor in the second half.

ECU (6-2) shot 51.0 percent (25-for-49) from the floor – including a 58.3 percent clip in the second half – while hitting three of 12 3-pointers and 15 of 22 free throws. The Pirates also outrebounded Hampton 44-36.

Tyson led ECU with 17 points.

The Pirates will return to the HU Convocation Center on Saturday to take on William & Mary at 4 p.m. For more information on Hampton University basketball, please call the Office of Sports Information at (757) 727-5757, or visit the official Pirates website at



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