American U. holds off Hampton 74-72
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) Charles Hinkle scored 24 points and American University held off Hampton 74-72 on Wednesday night.
The Eagles (8-2) led 65-56 with 7:47 to play before Hampton responded with eight straight points. Mike Tuitt's 3 capped the spurt, making it 65-64 with 5:45 to play.
The Pirates (4-6) wouldn't take the lead but kept it close, trailing 73-70 with 21 seconds remaining. Hampton's Jasper Williams missed a 3, but the Pirates got the ball back. Darrion Pellum then missed another potential tying shot, but again Hampton came up with the offensive rebound. Tuitt made a layup off the miss with 2 seconds left.
It wasn't enough, as Troy Brewer made a free throw for the final margin.
Pellum led the Pirates with 25 points.
Updated December 7, 2011