HAMPTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hampton punches tournament ticket in winning MEAC Tournament

The Hampton Pirates fought off a hard effort by the South Carolina State Bulldogs before finally pulling away in the second half to win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament and thus earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament next week. Brian Darden led Hampton with 22 points and sunk four three-pointers, while Reginald Johnson Jr. added 21 of his own to hand the Pirates their...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Buffs broadside Pirates for ‘feel-good win’

  BOULDER – Less than 24 hours after Tad Boyle was steaming in the press room due to a lackluster effort against Nicholls state, he came back in and, this time, he was in a much better mood. “I wish they could all be like that,” Boyle said with a smile. The Buffaloes took to the floor with a vengeance to atone for Friday night’s sins and they did just that, putting together...
Via BSN Denver
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Winthrop Holds Off Hampton In Season-Opener

Jimmy Gavin scored 26 points for Winthrop in their season-opening victory Saturday. (winthropeagles.com) ROCK HILL, S.C. – Everything was in place for a great atmosphere in the Winthrop Coliseum Saturday afternoon.  A large Homecoming crowd gathered outside to celebrate a beautiful day, the students took advantage of the new Game Changers promotion, and 2014 NCAA tournament...
Via College Hoops Digest
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Howard Scores First Points of Season, Turns Trick Play for 2-Point Conversion

Howard finally has scored its first points of the 2015 season. After being shut out in its previous two games, Howard finally got on the board when running back Anquanius Freeman knifed through the Hampton Pirates defense 35 yards to the end zone. The score halted a scoreless streak that lasted 148 minutes and 47 seconds. Howard had been outscored a combined 125-0 in its first two...
Via KCM Sports
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Hampton's 'Major League' free throw celebration on bench

No. 16 Hampton downed fellow No. 16 Manhattan 74-64 in Tuesday's First Four game for the privilege of getting viciously eradicated by Kentucky but dammit, they are going to have some fun at the NCAA Tournament.  After the victory, Hampton coach Edwarder Joyner Jr. joked that he had "Jesus on speed dial" but we're here now because of the great homage to the 1989 classic "Major League...
Via FOX Sports
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hampton coach pretends to call Jesus

By Dan Lyons You can’t accuse Hampton head coach Edward Joyner of not having a sense of humor about his team’s chances against undefeated Kentucky. During Tuesday’s post-game press conference following the Pirates’ win against Manhattan, Joyner pretended to call Jesus to ask about his team’s odds against the Wildcats. Apparently, Jesus went chalk in his bracket. Hampton...
Via College Spun
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hampton bench does 'Major League' celebration

By Dan Lyons The first game of the 2015 NCAA Tournament is over, and in a mild upset, Hampton defeated Manhattan for the honor to play juggernaut Kentucky on Thursday. While Hampton fans have to be excited about the win, the game wasn’t chock full of highlights ... at least, not ones on the court. The Hampton bench, however, is fantastic. During free throws late in the 74-64...
Via College Spun
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Hampton, Manhattan needed late streaks to get into NCAAs

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) About the last place the Hampton Pirates expected to be on Monday was getting ready to play in the NCAA Tournament. Four wins in the MEAC Tournament - by an average of 14 points - and suddenly the Pirates (16-17) find themselves at the First Four to play Manhattan on Tuesday night. Hampton got off to a 1-5 start, won just two of 10 games during one span of the...
Via Associated Press
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Hampton coach has great quote about playing Kentucky

By Matt Hladik Hampton captured the MEAC Tournament title this season and earned a spot in Tuesday's First Four game against MAAC champion Manhattan. A win over the Jaspers in Dayton would even the Pirates season record at 17-17 overall and set up a date with No. 1 overall seed Kentucky on Thursday. If Hampton does end up facing the undefeated Wildcats, Pirate head coach Edward...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NAU struggles, falls at Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. -- A double-double by senior guard Gaellan Bewernick was not enough for Northern Arizona today as the Lumberjacks fell to Hampton 75-66 at the HU Convocation Center. "The turnovers for sure are way too many. Today was one of the three worst ball games we've played this season," said head coach Jack Murphy. "Jaleni (Neely) got to the line tonight which was really good...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Maxwell scores 19; Hampton tops Howard 81-78

Du'Vaughn Maxwell scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Deron Powers hit two free throws with 4 seconds left as Hampton held off a late rally to beat Howard 81-78 Saturday night. Hampton (15-11, 10-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) opened up a 73-60 lead with 4:27 remaining when Maxwell finished a fast break with a dunk. Howard responded with an 18-6 run, including 11 points...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hampton defense stymies Howard 63-47

Du'Vaughn Maxwell scored 16 points and blocked two shots as Hampton dominated Howard 63-47 Saturday night. Brian Darden had 14 points for Hampton (12-11, 7-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Ke'Ron Brown had a career-high 11 rebounds. The victory keeps Hampton a game-and-a-half behind second place Norfolk State (13-10, 7-2) in the conference standings. North Carolina Central ...
Via Associated Press
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hampton beats SC State 4th straight time, 67-56

Jervon Pressley scored 14 points as Hampton beat South Carolina State for the fourth-straight time, 67-56 on Monday. Hampton (10-10, 5-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) used a 16-0 second-half run - with seven points from Ramon Mercado- to pull away. Mercado finished with 12 points, Du'Vaughn Maxwell had 11 and Ke'Ron Brown 10 for Hampton. Maxwell recorded five blocks and Deron...
Via Associated Press
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Central defeats Hampton 74-61

Jordan Parks, who had 14 points, scored six in the final 54 seconds to secure a 74-61 North Carolina Central victory over Hampton Tuesday night. Dante Holmes had 15 points, Jay Copeland contributed 14 and Emanuel Chapman added 11 for North Carolina Central (8-4, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). The game was tied at 31 at the half. The Eagles took a 42-39 lead at the 15:58...
Via Associated Press
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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