HAMPTON, Va. - Come cheer on the the Hampton University Lady Pirates Thursday, March 16 12:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center as they depart for the 1st round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. The MEAC Tournament champion Lady Pirates will take on the Blue Devils of Duke at 9:00 pm, Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC.
Hampton (20-12) enters the match-up on a six-game winning streak after defeating Bethune-Cookman 52-49 on Saturday in the Norfolk Scope. Tournament MVP Jephany Brown and Mikayla Sayle had 10 points against the Wildcats, while All-Tournament selection Monnazjea Finney-Smith added nine.
Hampton is making its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach David Six. The Lady Pirates are making their ninth NCAA Tournament appearance and have met Duke two times in the NCAA Tournament. Duke has won both of those meetings including the last on March 24, 2013 by a 67-51 count.
Fans can purchase tickets by calling (757) 728-6554 up until Friday at 5 p.m. Tickets packages start at $25. The game will be shown live on ESPN 2.
For more information on Hampton University women's basketball, please contact the Office of Sports Information at 757-727-5906 or visit the official Pirates website at www.hamptonpirates.com.