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Hampton defeats Florida A&M 66-53

Jan 26, 2010 - 3:44 AM HAMPTON, Va.(AP) -- Michael Freeman scored 17 points to lead Hampton to a 66-53 win over Florida A&M on Monday night.

Freeman also added 10 rebounds for the Pirates (6-13, 3-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Darrion Pellum added 12 points for Hampton.

The Pirates used a 17-4 run in the second half to take a 61-44 lead after a jumper from Brandon Tunnell with 2:50 remaining. It was Hampton's largest lead of the game, and the Rattlers would get no closer than within 13 points.

Larry Jackson led Florida A&M (4-15, 2-5) with 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Rattlers have now lost four of their last five games.

Hampton shot 53.1 percent from the field (26-for-49) while holding Florida A&M to 32.7 percent shooting (18-for-55). The Pirates also scored 17 points off of the Rattlers' 15 turnovers.