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Florida A&M Comes Back to Beat Hampton 58-55

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Hampton, VA (AP) - Yannick Crowder scored 16 points to help lead Florida A&M to a 58-55 come-from-behind victory over Hampton on Monday night.

The Rattlers (12-15, 7-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 31-22 with 16 minutes left to play, but an 18-8 run gave FAMU its first lead, 40-39, with just over 7 minutes remaining.

Brandon Hosley nailed a 3-pointer with 1:22 to go, giving the Rattlers a 51-47 advantage, and FAMU went 7 for 10 from the free-throw line in the final minute to preserve the win.

Hosley finished with 10 points and Jeremy Dean grabbed 10 rebounds for the Rattlers, who shot 13 of 28 from the floor (46.4 percent) in the second half.

Darrion Pellum scored 17 points and Kwame Morgan added 13 for the Pirates (19-8, 9-5), who allowed 19 points off of 19 turnovers.

FAMU posted a 35-7 edge in bench points as all of Hampton's starters played at least 29 minutes.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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