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Hampton misfires in Big South quarterfinals

Plagued by poor shooting in the second half, the Pirates fall to Radford 67-52
Credit: Hampton University Athletics

RADFORD, Va. — Senior Davion Warren scored 22 points with a career high tying five steals as Hampton lost to second-seeded Radford 67-52 in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Hercules Tires Big South Men’s Basketball Tournament on Monday night.

After trailing 14-4 at the 13:52 mark, Hampton went on a 10-2 run to trail 16-14 with 9:37 left following a Warren jumper.  The Pirates trailed by two on a couple occasions in the first half, the latest being on a Warren free throw with 97 seconds left for a 31-29 margin.

In the second half, the Pirates trailed 46-37 after a Russell Dean jumper at the 9:27 mark.  Radford put the game away on the heels of a 14-2 run to lead 60-39 following a 3-pointer from Dravon Mangrum with 5:34 left.

The Highlanders shot 49% from the field for the game while the Pirates settled for 33% and were 3-18 from three-point range.

Joining Warren in double figures was Dean with 14 points as Hampton finished its season 11-14.

A few marks were set in the 2020-21 season

Davion Warren

6th best D1 era single season scoring average - 21.2

Single season d1 era record steals average – 2.1

Chris Shelton

Single-season D1 era record 3-point percentage .486

Russell Dean

Second best D1 era single season assist average – 5.72

7th best single season d1 era assists – 143

Dajour Dickens

7th best single season d1 era blocked shots – 81

3rd best single season d1 era blocked shots average – 3.2