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Norfolk State rallied to beat Hampton 80-75

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HAMPTON, Va (AP) Rob Johnson and Kyle O'Quinn both recorded double-doubles to help Norfolk State rally and beat Hampton 80-75 on Saturday night in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action.

O'Quinn finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Johnson had 19 points and 15 boards for Norfolk State, which outrebounded Hampton 40-26.

Hampton (6-13, 2-4) took a 68-64 lead with 8:51 left to play behind a layup from Wesley Dunning. The Pirates pushed their lead to 75-71 with 1:52 remaining but Norfolk State held the Pirates scoreless and made seven free throws during the final 1:30 to seal the win.

Darrion Pellum led Hampton with 18 points and Dunning chipped in with nine points, four boards and a steal.

Norfolk State (15-5, 7-0) shot 81 percent (13 of 16) from the free throw line compared to just 63 percent (15 of 24) for Hampton.

Chris McEachin added 18 for the Spartans.

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