Wyoming Falls to Hampton, 78-67

Nov. 28, 2009

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -

Vincent Simpson scored 34 points as Hampton won its first game of the season 78-67 over Wyoming Saturday night in the World Vision Basketball Challenge.

The Pirates (1-5) lost an early 13-point lead, but used a 14-4 run midway through the second half to take control.

Wyoming (2-4) came back to cut the lead to four with 3:21 to play, but Simpson hit his sixth 3-pointer of the game (6 of 10) and the Pirates regained the momentum.

Michael Freeman scored 16 points for Hampton, which led 34-26 at halftime. The Pirates shot 48 percent from the field, to just 34 for Wyoming.

Djibril Thiam led the Cowboys with 20 points, followed by A.J. Davis with 18 points and Adam Waddell with 14.

The Cowboys struggled from the outside, hitting just 1 of 21 3-point attempts and were 3 of 39 in the tournament.