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Radford fends off pesky Hampton with balanced attack

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) Travis Fields Jr. and Carlik Jones each scored 17 points, Jones made two important free throws near the end, and Radford beat Hampton 81-78 on Thursday.

Devonnte Holland scored 15, Devin Hutchinson 14, Donald Hicks 11 and Devine Eke grabbed 12 rebounds for Radford.

Benjamin Stanley scored 28 points for Hampton, Jermaine Marrow 27 with a 12-of-13 effort from the foul line and Davion Warren 18.

Jones' two foul shots with seven seconds to go put Big South Conference leader Radford (19-9, 14-2) ahead 81-78. Marrow missed a straight-on 3-pointer at the buzzer. Holland made a layup and a jump shot in succession and Radford led 74-63 with 5:18 left. Hampton (13-16, 8-8) then went on a 15-5 run and Marrow made two foul shots with 52 seconds remaining to narrow the deficit to 79-78. After a Radford miss, Marrow failed to convert a 3 with 13 seconds left.

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Updated February 27, 2020

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