About a month ago,
But how things have changed.
Thursday night, the
Savannah State (12-10, 6-2) led 58-56 before HU freshman Deron Powers scored on a layup to send the game to OT tied at 58. Powers' first shot in the sequence was blocked, but he recovered the ball.
Ramon Mercado went 1-of-2 on free throws to give the Pirates a 71-68 lead, and the
Powers, from Williamsburg Christian Academy, led the way with 15 points -- on 7-for-12 shooting -- to go along with a career-high eight rebounds. Junior guard/forward Du'Vaughn Maxwell added 13 points and blocked four shots.
Mercado, senior guard Aaron Austin -- a former Woodside High standout -- and freshman guard Ke'Ron Brown each had 10 points for the Pirates.
Hampton was 4-for-4 from the floor in overtime, taking a 60-58 lead on a Powers jumper at the 3:19 mark. A free throw from Austin with 21 seconds left put the Pirates up 70-64.
HU shot a season-best 50 percent (27-of-54). Savannah State was just 2-for-9 from the floor in overtime.
The memorial service for legendary athletic director and basketball coach C.J. Woollum is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in CNU's Freeman Center -- where the basketball court already was named after him.
Woollum died Wednesday at age 64 after fighting brain cancer.
Hatchell joined Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt in the women's 900-win club. Hatchell is tops among active coaches, with Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer two wins behind.
More ACC women:
Morgan Stroman had 24 points and 16 rebounds in her home state, leading
W&M erased a 16-point second-half deficit and went ahead 47-45, but GSU scored the next eight points. With the Tribe down 55-52, Janine Aldridge missed a 3-pointer that would have tied the game, and the Panthers clinched the win with two free throws.
Kayla Nolan had 17 points for Georgia State. ...
Tarik Hislop scored 19 points, climbing to fifth on JMU's all-time chart with 1,615. ...
Elena Delle Donne grabbed her 900th career rebound and senior classmate Danielle Parker registered her 1,00th career point for the Blue Hens.
Delle Donne needs just 11 points to break the CAA all-time scoring record of 2,667, set by JMU's Dawn Evans through 2011. Odds are that Delle Donne will do so in JMU's Convocation Center.
Campbell beat Radford 66-52, though the Highlanders' Ashley Buckhannon had 14 points and became the 20th Radford player to reach 1,000. Campbell (15-8, 7-5 Big South) shot 62.5 percent in the second half to beat Radford (12-9, 7-5). ...
Cheyenne Parker had 34 points and 20 rebounds as High Point (13-9, 7-4 Big South) won 79-72 at Longwood (9-14, 6-6).
Lancers freshman Daeisha Brown scored 20. Longwood's Crystal Smith scored 15 to become Longwood's 20th 1,000-point scorer. ...
Kristine Mial's 20 points and former
William and Mary All-American cornerback B.W. Webb of Newport News became just the third Tribe player ever invited to participate in the
Webb, a Warwick High graduate, will perform in front of coaches, scouts and front-office personnel from all 32 NFL teams. The
He will join current