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Aerial Powers' double-double lifts Michigan State women to easy win over Hampton, 91-61

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    Michigan State's Aerial Powers (23) drives to the basket against Hampton's Malia Tate-DeFreitas, right, and Nicole Hamilton during the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C. Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ellen Ozier) (The Associated Press)

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    Hampton's Ryan Jordan (15) goes to the basket against Michigan State's Annalise Pickrel, right, as Michigan State's Becca Mills (52) and Hampton's Brielle Ward, left, stand near during the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C. Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ellen Ozier) (The Associated Press)

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    Michigan State's Becca Mills (52) shoots over Hampton's Tyler Hobgood during the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ellen Ozier) (The Associated Press)

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    Michigan State's Aerial Powers, center, pulls down a rebound against Hampton's Alyssa Bennett, right, as Michigan State's Becca Mills (52) stands near during the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ellen Ozier) (The Associated Press)

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    Hampton's Alyssa Bennett, left, battles Michigan State's Aerial Powers for a loose ball during the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ellen Ozier) (The Associated Press)

Freshman Aerial Powers had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Annalise Pickrel added 21 points and fifth-seeded Michigan State defeated No. 12 Hampton 91-61 on Sunday to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Branndais Agee had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans, who shot 58 percent from the field in the first half to open a 32-point lead at the break en route to an easy win.

Michigan State (23-9) came into the tournament looking to avenge a 28-point loss to Nebraska in the Big Ten Conference semifinals and played inspired basketball almost from the opening tip.

The Spartans outscored the Pirates 46-30 in the paint.

Hampton (28-5), the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champions, came in riding an 18-game winning streak and looking for its first NCAA tournament win but was limited to 35 percent shooting from the field.

Nicole Hamilton led the Pirates with 19 points.