NORFOLK, Va. -- Kendall Gray, Casey Walker and Tahj Tate combined for 38 points as sixth-seeded Delaware State became the latest team to pull an upset in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference quarterfinals, knocking off No. 3 seed Hampton 63-60 Thursday night.
The top three seeds in the MEAC have all lost in the quarterfinals, with top-seeded Norfolk State falling to eighth-seeded Bethune-Cookman and seventh-seeded North Carolina A&T knocking off second-seeded North Carolina Central Wednesday.
With the win, Delaware State (15-17) moves on to play N.C. A&T Friday night at 8 p.m.
The Pirates (14-17) swept the Hornets during the regular season, but couldn't overcome a 32-25 halftime deficit Thursday. Hampton shot 31 percent (9 of 29) in the frame.
Gray and Walker each had 13 points and Tate 12 for Delaware State. Marques Oliver added eight points with 11 rebounds.
Du'Vaughn Maxwell paced the Pirates with 16 points and 12 rebounds.