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Hampton Beats Morgan State 60-55 For MEAC Crown

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Brandon Tunnell scored 20 points, including four free throws in the final 35 seconds, and Hampton secured its first NCAA tournament berth in five years with a 60-55 victory over Morgan State on Saturday in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title game.

The second-seeded Pirates (24-8) overcame poor shooting with stifling defense to hold off the fourth-seeded Bears (17-14), who had won the last two MEAC titles.

Darrion Pellum added 12 points for Hampton, which held Morgan State scoreless for more than 8 1/2 minutes in the second half.

DeWayne Jackson had 25 points, including a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left to get Morgan State within 57-55. But Tunnell hit two free throws on the next possession before Jackson missed a long 3 to end coach Todd Bozeman’s hopes of another NCAA appearance.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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