NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Reginald Johnson and Deron Powers scored 18 points apiece and No. 6 seed Hampton beat 11th-seeded Morgan State on Monday in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.
The Pirates will play third-seeded Maryland Eastern Shore on Thursday in the quarterfinals. Hampton beat the Hawks 64-61 on Feb. 7 in their only meeting this season.
Brian Darden added 15 points for Hampton (13-17). Johnson, Powers and Darden made seven free throws apiece as the Pirates hit 26 of 36.