Stanley lifts Hampton over UNC Asheville 88-86
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) —
Thorpe led the Bulldogs with a career-high 31 points plus nine rebounds.
Heckstall’s 3-pointer with 1:46 remaining gave Hampton an 85-78 lead but the Pirates were outscored 8-3 the rest of the way, making only 1 of 5 at the free-throw line. A hurried 3-point attempt by Thorpe missed at the buzzer.
The Pirates (8-10, 3-2 Big South) shot 57%, their same percentage from the free-throw line (12 of 21).
Hampton matches up against Gardner-Webb on the road on Monday. UNC Asheville plays Longwood on the road on Monday.