|Simpson's 3-pointer lifts Hampton over South Carolina St., 77-74|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 16 February 2008 17:03|
Hampton (14-9, 8-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) overcame a 12-point deficit, going on a 15-2 run to take a 59-58 lead on a Matthew Pilgrim 3-pointer with 8:37 remaining.
Pilgrim's tip-in with 5 seconds left gave Hampton a 74-72 lead. South Carolina State's Jessie Burton was fouled on a 3-point attempt on the ensuing possession. He made two of three free throws to tie the game, setting up Simpson's heroics for Hampton.
Rashad West added 16 points for Hampton.
Burton finished with 21 points and Jason Johnson had 13 for South Carolina State (8-17, 4-7).