NORFOLK, Va. -- Nic Thomas scored a career-high 25 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final minute of the second overtime, and Norfolk State beat Hampton 94-89 on Thursday night.
Thomas' 3-pointer with 42 seconds left in the game made it 90-86 for the Spartans (4-5), the first two-possession lead either team held in both the overtimes. Greg Heckstall answered with a 3-point play for the Pirates (2-5), cutting the deficit back to one with 30 seconds left. But Thomas made both free throws with 20 seconds left and Mastadi Pitt added a pair from the foul line with 12 seconds to go.
Hampton closed the second half on a 6-0 run to force the first overtime with Lysander Bracey's 3-pointer with 20 seconds left tying it at 69. Fisher had a steal with six seconds to go and went for a layup but was blocked by Alex Long.
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|North Carolina A&T||13-3||1||19-13|
|North Carolina Central||10-6||4||18-16|
|South Carolina State||5-11||9||8-26|