Ortiz scores 23, North Alabama knocks off Hampton 75-74
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Ortiz scored 23 points and Jacari Lane converted two three-point plays in the last 11 seconds as North Alabama defeated Hampton 75-74 on Tuesday night.
Lane’s free throw with 5.2 seconds remaining gave North Alabama the lead and Daniel Braster blocked the Pirates’ final shot attempt.
Ortiz shot 8 for 18 (4 for 9 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free-throw line for the Lions (4-1). Lane scored 15 points and added five rebounds. Daniel Braster scored eight points.
The Pirates (1-4) were led in scoring by Jordan Nesbitt, who finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Hampton also got 18 points from Russell Dean. Tre Thomas had 11 points.
Lane scored 13 second-half points.
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