Simpson scores 16 to lead Hampton to win

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NEW YORK (AP)—Vincent Simpson scored 16 points to lead Hampton to a 45-39 victory over Howard on Saturday.

Simpson hit a pair of 3-pointers and was the only player to score in double-figures for the Pirates (5-3, 1-0 MEAC), who only made six field-goals in the second half but still managed to cling to a lead they built by halftime.

Paul Kirkpatrick scored 10 points to lead Howard (1-6, 0-1), which shot just 19 percent (4-for-21) from the field in the first half of a game played at Madison Square Garden.

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 Howard
Paul Kirkpatrick Paul Kirkpatrick
3-4,  10 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Hampton
Vincent Simpson Vincent Simpson
4-8,  16 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists

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