HAMPTON, Va. -- Reggie Holmes scored 16 points and Morgan State defeated Hampton 73-63 on Monday night.
Holmes, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's leading scorer (23.6 points per game) was 4 of 18 from the field, including 3 of 9 from 3-point range.
The Bears (10-7, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) led 57-56 with 7:47 left to play before going on a 12-2 run. Sean Thomas capped the spurt on two free throws for a 69-58 lead with 4 minutes to go.
Smith had 10 points in the first half for the Bears.
The Pirates (4-11, 1-2) trailed 29-28 with 5:57 left in the first half, but went on a 10-3 run to lead 38-32 at halftime.