NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Deron Powers had 17 points and seven assists, Quinton Chievous added 13 points with 16 rebounds and Hampton defeated Coppin State 71-52 on Saturday night in the Mid-Eastern Conference opener for both teams.
The Pirates pulled away in the second half, opening on a 15-3 run sparked by Chievous. He hit a jumper, layup and his 3-pointer made it 48-32 with 12:36 left and Hampton coasted from there.
Coppin State (1-6) shot a cold 26.7 percent from the field. The Eagles had a seven-point lead midway through the first half, but let Hampton right back in it with a 17-3 surge.