Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hampton: 2014-15 MEAC Men's Basketball Champions

NORFOLK, Va. -- Reginald Johnson scored 20 points and Hampton used a 13-3 second-half run to help beat Delaware State 82-61 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship on Saturday.
Brian Darden added 20 points and Deron Powers 16 for the sixth-seeded Pirates (16-17), whose semifinal victory on Friday night had only ended about 14 1/2 hours before the championship got underway.
The Pirates will be making their first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2011.
Amere May scored 20 to lead the sixth-seeded Hornets (18-17). Delaware State, seeking its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2005, eliminated top-seeded and unbeaten North Carolina Central on Friday. But it had no answer when the Pirates got 3-pointers from Darden, Powers and Ke'Ron Brown in the go-ahead burst.
Hampton led 52-43 when it ended. The Hornets got within 61-56 with 4:38 to play, but were outscored 21-5 the rest of the way.
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