Hampton defeats South Carolina State 74-60

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP)—Vincent Simpson scored 34 points and Hampton defeated South Carolina State 74-60 on Saturday night.

Simpson went 9-for-13 from 3-point range and hit 11-of-19 shots from the field.

Hampton (8-8, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Conference) shot 58.3 percent in the first half (14 of 24), while the Bulldogs shot 22.7 percent (5 of 22). The Pirates led 45-24 at the end of the half.

Christopher Tolson had 15 points and Brandon Tunnell added 10 for Hampton.

Jason Johnsonk, Josh Jackson and Jason Flagler each scored 11 points for the Bulldogs (6-9, 1-2).

Hampton scored 20 points off of 25 South Carolina State turnovers.

The Pirates were 14-for-27 (51.9 percent) from 3-point range, including a 9 of 13 performance by Simpson.

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