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Hampton Defeats Norfolk State in MEAC

March 11, 2006

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Bruce Brown and Rashad West each scored 17 points to lead Hampton to a 73-56 victory Friday in the semifinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

Matthew Williams added 10 points for the No. 6 seed Pirates (15-15), who advance to play top seed Delaware State in the championship game Saturday.

Keith Young and Tynell Dunkley each scored 10 points for seventh-seeded Norfolk State (13-18).

Hampton led 44-27 at halftime of a game that saw just one lead change and one tie. The Spartans led by two early in the first half, while Hampton’s largest lead was 24 with 5:48 left in the game.

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