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Morgan State defeats Hampton 73-63

Jan 12, 2010 - 3:01 AM HAMPTON, Va.(AP) -- Reggie Holmes scored 16 points and Morgan State defeated Hampton 73-63 on Monday night.

Holmes, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's leading scorer (23.6 points per game) was 4 of 18 from the field, including 3 of 9 from 3-point range.

The Bears (10-7, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) led 57-56 with 7:47 left to play before going on a 12-2 run. Sean Thomas capped the spurt on two free throws for a 69-58 lead with 4 minutes to go.

Troy Smith and Kevin Thompson scored 11 points each, and DeWayne Jackson added 10 for Morgan State.

Smith had 10 points in the first half for the Bears.

The Pirates (4-11, 1-2) trailed 29-28 with 5:57 left in the first half, but went on a 10-3 run to lead 38-32 at halftime.

Charles Funches scored 17 points for Hampton, Darrion Pellum had 13 and Vincent Simpson and Michael Freeman added 12 each.