Hampton 85, Norfolk St. 61
Kwame Morgan scored 30 points to lead Hampton to an 85-61
victory over Norfolk State on Friday night and a spot in the
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament title game.
Darrion Pellum added 18 points for the Pirates (23-8), who will
face two-time defending tournament champion Morgan State (17-13) on
Hampton trailed 24-14 in the opening half but came back to take
a 37-33 halftime lead. The Pirates continued to lead, 44-39, with
less than 15 minutes to play and used a 20-5 run, capped by two
free throws from Morgan, to pull ahead 64-44 with just over 6
The Spartans (12-20) went 9:30 without a field goal in the
second half, turning a seven-point hole into a 22-point deficit
with 4:10 remaining
Kyle O’Quinn scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for
Norfolk State. Rob Hampton added 15 points, Brandon Wheeless had 11
and Tim Zephyr 10.