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Hampton Beats Howard In Game Two Of The Legacy Classic In Newark, New Jersey 63-61

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Prudential Center—-In a thrilling showdown at the Legacy Classic in Newark, N.J., Jerry Deng’s late 3-pointer secured a 63-61 victory for the Hampton University men’s basketball (5-18, 0-10 Coastal Athletic Association) team over Howard. Deng’s standout performance with 21 points, combined with Jordan Nesbitt’s crucial free throws, ended a 13-game slide for the Pirates. The Bison’s Dom Campbell led their scoring efforts with 18 points and 10 rebounds, but Howard couldn’t overcome Hampton’s late surge.

Deng scored 10 points in the first half and Hampton went into the break down 34-27. Nesbitt poured in 14 points in the second frame. Hampton outscored the Bisons by nine points over the final half.

The contest showcased Jerry Deng’s clutch plays, including back-to-back threes in the final minute, propelling Hampton to victory. Despite a challenging first half, Hampton’s defense, anchored by Ja’Von Benson’s seven blocks, stifled Howard in the second half. The win sets the stage for Hampton’s upcoming clash with Hofstra, while Howard looks to bounce back against Delaware State.

Howard (9-14, 3-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) were led in scoring by Dom Campbell, who finished the contest with 18 points, 10 boards, and two blocks. Bryce Harris chipped in 16 points, 14 rebounds, and three steals for the Bisons. Marcus Dockery poured in 11 points, six boards, and two steals.

Actor Michael B. Jordan spoke before the Howard and Hampton game. Thanking everyone for coming out to the Legacy Classic.

Hampton’s resilience, especially Deng’s late-game heroics, turned the tide in a hard-fought battle at the Prudential Center. The Pirates’ ability to overcome a double-digit deficit and secure the win adds an exciting chapter to their season.

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Hampton’s next game is Thursday against Hofstra at home.

Howard visits Delaware State on Monday.