Bethune-Cookman nips Hampton 78-76 in 2OT

C.J. Reed hit a jumper at the buzzer of the second overtime to lift Bethune-Cookman to a 78-76 victory over Hampton on Saturday night.

Reed finished with 31 points as the Wildcats (16-11, 10-3) took a one-game lead in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, splitting the season series with Hampton. The Pirates (19-7, 9-4) have lost consecutive games for the first time this season.

Bethune-Cookman took a 76-70 lead in the second overtime, but Hampton scored six straight points to tie the score at 76 on Kwame Morgan's layup with 49 seconds left.

Reed's 3-pointer with 7 seconds left forced the second OT.

Garrius Holloman had 13 points and 16 rebounds and Alexander Starling added 10 points for Bethune-Cookman.

Darrion Pellum led Hampton with 22 points, and Morgan added 20 points and 10 rebounds. Brandon Tunnell scored 14 points and Charles Funches had 14 and 12 rebounds.