Hampton hoops to face VUL Sunday

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Courtesy of Hampton Athletics

(Dec. 1, 2023) … Hampton University men’s basketball team continue their stretch of four home non-conference games against Virginia Univeristy of Lynchburg. The Pirates will be facing the Dragons for the first time in program history. 

A Look at Your Pirates

Hampton in their last time out fell to UMBC in a close contest 80-76. Neither side would be able to build a double-digit lead. The Pirates once again had an off-shooting night from beyond the arc going 2-16. However, HU shot 45 percent from the field and only missed three free throws in the second half. With the Retrievers shooting 57 percent in the final 20 minutes, UMBC was able to escape with a victory.

With Kyrese Mullen’s game-high 18 points and 11 rebounds, the sophomore picked up his fourth double-double of the season. Currently, Mullen is one of six players in the country to have four or more double-doubles this season. He also leads the Coastal Athletic Association in rebounds per game averaging 8.7. Tristan Maxwell would have his third game this season with 10 or more points. The Huntersville, N.C. native, has not been in double-figures in only two contests. While the Pirates at times have struggled from beyond the arc, they are averaging 7.3 threes per contest.

Hampton by the Numbers

  • 62: The Pirates starters scored 85 percent of the team’s total points last time out
  • 8.1: Hampton is producing the second most steals in the CAA
  • 6: In HU’s last time out, Tristan Maxwell had a career-high in rebounds
  • 91.3%: Tedrick Wilcox Jr. is 50th in the country for free throw percentage
  • 21: The Pirates are attempting the third most free throws in the conference

A Look at the Dragons

Virginia University of Lynchburg enters Sunday afternoon’s contest with a (0-10) record. The Dragons compete in the NCCAA at the Division I level. VUL has already faced two NCAA Divison I opponents this season and has gone (0-2). The Dragons are coached by Javaughn Colbert, who is a native of Washington, D.C. Coach Colbert began his coaching career at Liberty Christian Academy.

Jahmir Brown has led the Dragons on offense this season. Brown on 35 percent shooting is averaging a team-high 13.5 points per game. Along with Brown Demarris Day, Zachary Dunn, and Mark Frasier II are all averaging double figures. While VUL has four players producing 10 or more points per game, they rank toward the bottom of the NCCAA in points per game. With the Dragons allowing over 100 points per contest, Coach Colbert’s squad ranks last in points margin.

VUL by the Numbers

  • 6: Virginia University of Lynchburg is averaging 31st most threes in the NCCAA
  • 8.1: The Dragon’s Zachary Dunn is averaging the 10th most rebounds in their league
  • 110.5: On average the VUL is giving up over 110 points per contest to NCAA Division I opponents
  • 57: The Dragons have made the 17th most threes in the NCCAA
  • 13.5: Jahmir Brown has been VUL’s leading scorer this season 

Sunday’s game is set to begin at 3:00 PM inside the Convocation Center. All tickets are only one dollar for the recently added game. Fans can purchase tickets in the link here

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