WATCH: Hampton coach pretends to call Jesus

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 today’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’s coach just...
Via College Spun
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Hampton borrows 'Major League' bench celebration against Manhattan (Video)

On Tuesday night, Hampton defeated Manhattan 74-64 in the opening game of the 2015 NCAA Tournament and got into the spirit of March Madness with a synchronized bench celebration borrowed from the classic movie Major League.The bench was doing it as Hampton made key free throws down the stretch to put the game away: It's good that Hampton is having fun while they can, because their...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hampton bench does 'Major League' celebration

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 win, the Pirates...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson, Chievous score 15 to keep Pirates alive, 74-64

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Reginald Johnson scored 15 points and added two late critical defensive plays to lead Hampton to a 74-64 victory over Manhattan in the First Four on Tuesday night. The Pirates (17-17), who have won five in a row to get to .500, advance to meet top-ranked Kentucky (34-0) in Louisville on Thursday. Quinton Chievous added 15 points and 13 rebounds before leaving in...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Hampton coach has great quote about playing Kentucky

Hampton captured the MEAC Tournament title this season, and earned a spot in tomorrow’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 Joyner Jr....
Via College Spun
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Manhattan, Hampton compete to face top-seeded Kentucky

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) The challenge of pulling off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history will fall to either Manhattan or Hampton. The winner of a First Four matchup between the Jaspers and Pirates will get unbeaten and top-ranked Kentucky in Louisville on Thursday. Manhattan (19-13) upset regular season MAAC champion Iona 79-69 to earn the league's automatic bid for...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Hampton pulls away to beat Delaware St. 82-61 for MEAC title

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Reginald Johnson scored 20 points and Hampton used a 13-3 second-half run to help beat Delaware State 82-61 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship on Saturday. Brian Darden added 20 points and Deron Powers 16 for the sixth-seeded Pirates (16-17), whose semifinal victory on Friday night had only ended about 14 1/2 hours before the championship got underway...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hampton upsets Norfolk State 75-64 in MEAC semis

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Quinton Chievous had a season-high 23 points with 16 rebounds and Hampton upset No. 2 seed Norfolk State 75-64 on Friday night to advance to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. Saturday's MEAC final will match sixth-seeded Hampton (15-17) with No. 5 seed Delaware State (18-16). The Hornets upset top-seeded North Carolina Central 63-57 in the other...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Hampton upsets UMES in MEAC tourney 76-71

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Deron Powers led four in double figures with 23 points and sixth-seeded Hampton upset third-seeded Maryland-Eastern Shore 76-71 on Thursday to advance in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament. Hampton (14-17) will face second-seeded Norfolk State (20-12) in the semifinals on Friday. Reginald Johnson scored 15 points with nine rebounds, Jervon Pressley...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hampton holds off UMES rally, will meet Norfolk State in MEAC semis tomorrow

Hampton came in the the MEAC Tournament knowing they'd have to win three games to make it to the Championship Game. Two down, one to go for Hampton as it downed UMES 76-71. Hampton will meet rival Norfolk State Friday night at 8 PM.UMES trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half, but managed to cut the lead to 72-71 with 27 seconds left. Ishaq Pitt stepped to the line with...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hot shooting No. 6 Hampton eliminates No. 11 Morgan State, 91-71

NORFOLK, Va. – Reginald Johnson and Deron Powers each scored 18 points to lead five Hampton players in double figures as the Pirates downed Morgan State 91-71 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament opening round Monday.
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March 09, 2015

Chievous gives Hampton 68-67 win over Howard

WASHINGTON (AP) Quinton Chievous' layup with seven seconds remaining lifted Hampton to a 68-67 victory over Howard on Saturday night. Trailing 67-61 with 33 seconds to go, Deron Powers made a jump shot then a 3-pointer to get the Pirates within a point with 18 seconds left. Howard's James Carlton, who had been 7 of 8 from the line, was fouled but missed both free throws. Chievous...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NJIT wins 1st of 6 straight home games, 86-67 over Hampton

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Damon Lynn scored 18 points and Winfield Willis added 17 to lead six NJIT players in double figures in an 86-67 win over Hampton on Monday. Lynn was 6 of 10 from 3-point range and Willis was 4 of 6 as the Highlanders hit 13 of 22. Daquan Holiday had 13 points and Tim Coleman 12, while Osa Izevbuwa and Rob Ukawuba added 10 apiece for NJIT (13-10). It was the first...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

McDonald, NCCU rally from 12-down to beat Hampton 59-52

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Anthony McDonald scored all 17 of his points after halftime to help North Carolina Central rally from a 12-point second-half deficit for a 59-52 win over Hampton on Monday. Dante Holmes had 15 points and Nimrod Hilliard added 11 as NCCU (14-5, 6-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) won its eighth straight game. The Eagles were 0 of 7 from distance in the first half...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hampton tops Florida A&M 78-63

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Quinton Chievous scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Hampton topped Florida A&M 78-63 on Monday. Hampton (8-8, 4-0 Mid-Eastern) used a 7-2 spurt early to open a 14-6 lead, then Florida A&M went scoreless for 5:23 during which the Rattlers missed four shots and turned it over five times. Hampton led 42-28 at the half. The lead stretched beyond...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hampton holds off Bethune-Cookman 58-56

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Reginald Johnson scored 17 points and Hampton held off Bethune-Cookman 58-56 on Saturday. Quentin Brewer's jumper with 8:01 left drew Bethune-Cookman within one at 41-40, but Hampton responded by scoring the next 10 points - including Johnson's 3-pointer - to lead 50-40 with 2:41 left. Brewer's trey cut it to two with 25 seconds left but Brian Darden made...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 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

Meikle leads Hampton past Northern Arizona, 75-66

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Dwight Meikle unloaded 28 points and 15 rebounds on Northern Arizona, both career highs, as Hampton posted a 75-66 win at home Sunday. Meikle, whose previous career high was 16 points, scored 10 in the first half as the Pirates took a 31-23 lead. He finished 10-of-16 shooting from the field and converted 7 of 8 from the free throw line. Meikle bookended a run of...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Balance leads Hampton past Tennessee State 66-54

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Quinton Chievous, Deron Powers and Brian Darden each scored 15 points and Hampton defeated Tennessee State 66-54 on Friday. Chievous also grabbed 12 rebounds, Powers had seven assists and Darden hit four 3-pointers for the Pirates (5-6). Jay Harris had 16 points and Christian Mekowulu had 8 points and 13 rebounds for the Tigers (2-9), who shot just 35 percent and...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hampton surges past Coppin State 71-52

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Deron Powers had 17 points and seven assists, Quinton Chievous added 13 points with 16 rebounds and Hampton defeated Coppin State 71-52 on Saturday night in the Mid-Eastern Conference opener for both teams. Dwight Meikle finished with 15 points and nine boards, while Jervon Pressley scored nine with 10 boards. Ke'Ron Brown grabbed seven rebounds for Hampton (3...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Meikle's 15 pace Hampton over Tennessee St. 62-54

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Dwight Meikle scored 15 points, leading four players in double figures as Hampton defeated Tennessee State 62-54 in a defensive contest Tuesday night. The Pirates (2-5) shot just 30 percent in the win - Meikle hit 3 of 10 shots. But Hampton made it up at the free throw line. Meikle sank 9 of 10 foul shots while the team went 24-32. Ke'Ron Brown added 14 points...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner lifts American past Hampton 64-60

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Pee Wee Gardner scored 18 points, including a three-point play with 20 seconds left, as American edged Hampton 64-60 on Wednesday. Dwight Meikle scored consecutive baskets for the Pirates (1-5) to produce a 60-59 lead with 1:34 to play. Then Gardner and Meikle swapped turnovers before Gardner's game-winning play. Deron Powers missed a shot with 1 second left, allowing...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hampton cruises past Alcorn St 82-69 in 2K Classic

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Brain Darden scored 18 points and Quinton Chievous added 16 and seven rebounds to lead Hampton past Alcorn State 82-69 in the 2K Classic on Friday. Darden hit four 3-pointers while Jervon Pressley scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting for Hampton (1-2). Lawrence Cooks hit a 3-pointer with 8:10 to play, capping a 9-0 run by Hampton and extending its lead to 64-43,...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Hampton runs past Maryland-Eastern Shore 104-89

Du'Vaughn Maxwell scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half, hauled in 11 rebounds and had seven assists, pacing Hampton past Maryland-Eastern Shore 104-89 on Monday night. The Pirates (16-11, 11-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) shot 50 percent from the field and dominated the rebounding battle, 45-30. Deron Powers had 20 points with five assists, while Jervon Pressley added...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 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 AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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