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Hampton's Williams sets NCAA standard for blocked shots

January 16, 2001

Greensboro, NC -Tarvis Williams of Hampton University blocked 12 shots in the Pirates, 79-54, win over Delaware State University on last Saturday night in Hampton.

The 12 blocks represent an NCAA-high for this season in Division l basketball. In fact, Williams was just two blocks shy of tying the NCAA all-time record of 14 set by David Robinson, Shawn Bradley, Roy Rogers and Loren Woods (Arizona).

This marks the second time in his career he has blocked 12 shots in a game. The last time he did it was on January 9, 1999 against North Carolina A&T State University.

The 12 blocks puts Williams in the company of some great collegiate and professional players. Those players include, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Dikembe Mutombo, Kurt Thomas, Adonal Foyle and Ervin Johnson (not Magic).

In the game, Williams also tallied a game-high 28 points on 13-of-17 shooting from the floor.

Williams is the cornerstone of a good Hampton team. The 6-foot-9 senior forward has been named MEAC Player of the Week twice this season. Hampton is off to an 11-3 overall record and 5-1 MEAC record.

On Monday night Hampton defeated the College of William and Mary, 71-63, in Hampton. William & Mary player Mike Johnson, the Tribes second leading scorer (13.3 ppg) said "I think they're the best team we've played so far. They're dangerous from all over the court."

William and Mary have faced the likes of Virginia Tech, Navy, New Mexico, Old Dominion and Virginia Commonwealth this season.

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