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2015-16 Schedule
2-1, 1st in MEAC
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Bracketology: No. 16 seeds

  • East: Hampton Pirates / Lehigh Mountain Hawks
  • West: High Point Panthers
  • South: Robert Morris Colonials / Texas Southern Tigers
  • Midwest: North Florida Ospreys
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169dJeff Goodman

Goodman: Regrading 2009 coaching hires

It's been six years since the coaching carousel took a spin in 2009, a class that included John Calipari, Josh Pastner and Sean Miller. How have all 32 hires panned out?

Goodman's Tourney Tour - Hampton vs. Kentucky (3:03)
Best Of Goodman's Tourney Tour (2:08)
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249dDavid Purdum

Vegas rolls despite Friday run of NCAA faves

Favorites closed out the round of 64 in the NCAA tournament on a run, but Thursday's slew of upset-minded underdogs still had Las Vegas sportsbooks smiling heading into the weekend.


Kentucky marches on

The Wildcats' quest for a perfect season continues, as they finish off a 79-56 win over 16-seed Hampton. Kentucky's stifling defense held the Pirates to 28.8 percent shooting. Box score


Kentucky in no danger

The Wildcats are holding Hampton to 25 percent shooting and lead by 32 points with under eight minutes remaining. Follow live


Kentucky nearly doubling-up Hampton

After a slow start, the Wildcats clamped down on defense and got their offense going and take a 21-point lead into the break in their quest to go 35-0. Follow live


Kentucky running away

Hampton was down by just 4, before Kentucky ripped off a 12-0 run. The Wildcats now lead by 16 with 4 minutes left in the first half. Follow live

Hampton not backing down

Sure, the Pirates are just 17-17, while Kentucky is a perfect 34-0, but the Wildcats are up by just 1 at the first media timeout. Kentucky is shooting 30 percent from the field early on. Follow live

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Kentucky-Hampton by the numbers

  • 98.5% of brackets on ESPN picked Kentucky
  • ESPN's BPI gives the Wildcats a 99.9% chance to win
  • Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has Kentucky as a 34-point favorite

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Hampton coach on Chievous' availability

Edward Joyner Jr. was asked about Quinton Chievous' (who sprained an ankle in the final minutes of the team's win over Manhattan on Tuesday) availability for Thursday's game against Kentucky: "He's a warrior. Anything short of death that he wouldn't play."


HQ Podcast: Jim Boeheim's plan to retire

Dan Le Batard, his father and Bomani Jones cover Jim Boeheim's retirement plan, President Obama's tournament bracket, Hampton's chances against Kentucky and more.

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Hampton is a huge longshot to win again

According to ESPN's Basketball Power Index, Hampton has a 0.04% chance of taking down No. 1 Kentucky. To put this number in perspective, 26 teams have at least a 0.04% chance to win the whole tournament (including 10-seed Ohio State and 11-seed Texas).

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.3116th
Rebounds Per Game43.3Tied-55th
Assists Per Game11.0Tied-292nd
Points Allowed70.3Tied-128th