Delaware 55, Hampton 52

Jawan Carter scored seven of his 12 points in the final 44

seconds and Josh Brinkley came off the bench to score a career-high

13 points as Delaware held off Hampton 55-52 on Wednesday


The Blue Hens (2-6) snapped a four-game losing skid in a game

that was tied 12 times.

The Pirates (2-8) took a 49-48 lead with 2:02 left on two free

throws by Michael Freeman, then Carter hit a 3-pointer with 49

seconds left to put Delaware ahead 51-49. Carter added two free

throws with 20 seconds remaining for a four-point margin — the

largest of the half — but Hampton cut it to one with Vincent

Simpson’s 3 with 14 seconds to go.

Carter hit a pair of foul shots, then Simpson missed a 3-pointer

with 5 seconds on the clock and Brinkley rebounded.

Carter has reached double figures in 31 of 40 games at


Simpson and Freeman scored 13 points apiece for Hampton.