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

minutes left.

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.