After a tight first half, Hampton (2-1) used a 17-8 run at the beginning of the second, highlighted by 8 points from Darden - coming on two 3-pointers and a layup. That spurt made it 60-48 and Appalachian State (1-2) trailed by at least 11 points the rest of the game.
Darden hit 6 of 11 field goals, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Jervon Pressley had 11 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots while Quinton Chievous added 10 rebounds. The Pirates outrebounded the Mountaineers 49-35.