RICHMOND, VA -- Kimani Hunt's put back at the buzzer, lifted the #23 Winston-Salem State Rams (8-2, 1-0 CIAA) to a 66-65 win over the Virginia Union University Panthers (1-6, 0-1 CIAA) in Richmond, VA tonight at Barco-Stevens Hall on the VUU campus.
Justin Glover led three Rams in double figure scoring with 18 points. Glover also pulled down three rebounds, had two assists, three steals and one blocked shot, while not having even turnovers. WyKevin Bazemore added 15 points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal. Victory Holloway had his best game as a WSSU Rams with 14 points and a team high seven rebounds. Kimani Hunt finished with seven points and six rebounds.
Damion Harris led Virginia Union with 17 points and a game-high 14 rebounds, and Wesley Simmons added 11 points and four rebounds. Juan Wilson chipped in nine points and seven rebounds.
The Rams overcame a 31-27 halftime deficit, by outscoring the Panthers 39-34 in the second half to win their eighth game of the season, and their seventh in a row.
Winston-Salem State finished the game with a 10-1 run over the last 4:00 to set up the final moments of the game. Tyre Desmore missed a jumper in the final seconds, before Kimani Hunt positioned himself for the rebound and put back as time expired.
WSSU forced 22 Panthers turnovers and converted them into 29 points, while also having a 26-14 advantage in second chance points. WSSU continues to get solid bench play by outscoring Virginia Union's bench 28-19.
Winston-Salem State will have 17 days off during the Christmas Holiday, before their next game when they will travel to Lincoln, PA to take on the Lions of Lincoln University on January 5th, 2013. They will follow that up with a trip to Bowie, MD on January 7th to face the Bowie State Bulldogs.