Hampton cut a 25-point second half deficit to 10 but could get no closer on Monday night dropping an 83-73 decision at Longwood.
The teams traded leads early as a Marquis Godwin 3-pointer gave Hampton a 13-12 at the 10:46 mark. After five straight points from Longwood, another triple from Godwin pulled Hampton to 17-16 with 9:36 remaining.
The Pirates went cold as the Lancers erupted on a 12-2 run to lead 29-18 on a Christian Wilson free throw with 4:25 left. That advantage grew to 20 points late in the first half on a three-point play by Leslie Nkereuwem with 42 seconds left for a 43-23 lead.
In the second half, Longwood pushed the lead to 25 points on a pair of Nkereuwem free throws for a 58-33 lead at the 16:05 mark. The lead was still at 20 with 7:05 left for Longwood before Hampton finished the game on a 19-9 run.
Davion Warren scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, while Godwin added a career-high 21 and Russell Dean had a double-double of 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to lead Hampton.
The Pirates return home to face Campbell in a key Big South two-game set starting on Thursday at 6 pm.