The Hampton University men's basketball team's magical post season will be one that won't soon be forgotten -- six games over the course of 11 days and the kind of media exposure you can't buy from one "anointed phone call."
The Pirates entered the MEAC tournament as the 6th seed and began their run with an impressive 91-71 victory over Morgan State. After a few days off the Pirates were able to hold on in a close game against University of Maryland - Eastern Shore 76-71. That victory set up the third meeting between HU and Norfolk State, which saw the Pirates avenge their two regular season losses with a 75-64 victory. In a nationally televised game the Pirates secured their fifth MEAC Tournament Championship, defeating Delaware State 82-61.
The Hampton University Lady Pirates 2014-15 season was one for the record books. Led by 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Year, Sophomore Malia Tate-DeFreitas and Seniors Kenia Cole and Kyani White, the Lady Pirates finished the season with 19 wins, their fifth straight regular season MEAC title and won their 1st round game in the WNIT.