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Hampton knocks Morgan State men out of MEAC basketball tournament, 91-71
Hampton knocks Morgan State men out of MEAC basketball tournament, 91-71

Reginald Johnson and Deron Powers scored 18 points apiece, and sixth-seeded Hampton beat 11th-seeded Morgan State on Monday in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament, 91-71. Brian Darden added 15 points for Hampton (13-17) in Norfolk, Va. Johnson, Powers and Darden made seven free throws apiece as the Pirates hit 26 of 36. Hampton ended the first half on a 9-3 run for a 37-32 lead. The Bears got within 57-53 after two free throws by Cedric Blossom with 9:32 left. But Hampton answered with a 14-4 run, with seven points by Johnson, for a 71-57 advantage. Morgan State (7-24), which reached the MEAC championship game last season, lost its sixth straight game. Blake...

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