Scores

Final

Morgan State 65

(9-20, 6-10 MEAC)

Hampton 69

(11-20, 6-10 MEAC)

11:00 AM ET, March 6, 2012

Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-salem, North Carolina

1 2 T
MORG 24 4165
HAMP 26 4369

Top Performers

Morgan State: K. Thompson 12 Pts, 17 Reb

Hampton: J. Williams 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Hampton 69, Morgan St. 65

Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Darrion Pellum scored 23 points and Jasper Williams 20 as Hampton defeated Morgan State 69-65 Tuesday to begin play in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

A 3-pointer by Williams put the Pirates (11-20) ahead to stay, 57-55 with 2:22 remaining, the game's 16th lead change.

Pellum sank 8 of 10 free throws in the final 2 minutes to keep Hampton in front, and he finished with 16 free throws made in 20 attempts.

Aric Brooks scored 18 points and Kevin Thompson had 12 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Bears (9-20), who shot 12.5 percent (4 of 32) in the first half but trailed just 26-24 at halftime after making 14 of 20 first-half free throws to the Pirates' 6 of 14.

Christopher Tolson had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Hampton, which defeated Morgan State in last year's final. The Pirates will play top-seeded Savannah State on Wednesday.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MORG
HAMP
Points 65 69
FG Made-Attempted 18-63 (.286) 19-46 (.413)
3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 7-18 (.389)
FT Made-Attempted 23-31 (.742) 24-38 (.632)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 9

2011-12 Season

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