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2016-17 Conference Previews: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Bakari Copeland will take on a lead role for the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks in 2016-17 with the departure of both Devin Martin and Dominique Elliott. Can he lead the Hawks back into contention in the competitive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference?
Bakari Copeland (21) will take on a lead role for the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks in 2016-17 with the departure of both Devin Martin and Dominique Elliott. Can he lead the Hawks back into contention in the competitive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference?

Over the past two seasons, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has been dominated by one team: the Hampton Pirates.

The Pirates have represented the conference in each of the last two NCAA Tournaments, and they won a conference-best 13 games in MEAC play a season ago. Heading into the 2016-17 season, the Pirates have their sights set on a three-peat, while the other 12 teams will be looking to knock them from atop the conference hierarchy.

There are a handful of teams who have the talent and experience in place to knock off the Pirates atop the MEAC. From top to bottom, this year’s race for the MEAC crown will be one of the more competitive races across the NCAA. With talent scattered all over the conference, any team can win on any given night in 2016-17.
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RECAP: Hampton Pirates off to Second-Straight NCAA Tournament after 81-69 Win over South Carolina State

Quinton Chievous and the Hampton Pirates are off to their second-straight NCAA Tournament after their 81-69 win over South Carolina State in the MEAC Championship.
Quinton Chievous and the Hampton Pirates are off to their second-straight NCAA Tournament after their 81-69 win over South Carolina State in the MEAC Championship.

In the 2015 NCAA Tournament, the Hampton Pirates found themselves in Dayton, OH in the First Four, fighting for a 16-seed and a spot in the Second Round.

After taking down the Manhattan Jaspers to do just that, they were paired up against the high-powered Kentucky Wildcats. They got a taste of the bright lights on the national stage in the Big Dance, and found themselves one win away from being there again in 2016.

In their way, the upstart South Carolina State Bulldogs were looking to take down the regular season champions and go dancing themselves. In the regular season, the Bulldogs went on the road and took down the Pirates, and they were looking to knock them off once more.

In the end, only one team could advance to the NCAA Tournament, and it was a tight game early on. After being tied at 39-all after the first half, the Pirates pulled away in the second half to come away with the win.

Hampton secured their second-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament with an 81-69 win over the South Carolina State Bulldogs. Continue reading RECAP: Hampton Pirates off to Second-Straight NCAA Tournament after 81-69 Win over South Carolina State

Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks Look to Keep Up Their Winning Ways when the Hampton Pirates Come to Town

Guard Devin Martin has averaged 14.0 points per game over the Hawks' last three games, all of which were wins, and he will look to lead Maryland-Eastern Shore to a big home win over the conference-leading Hampton Pirates. (Source: Delmarva Now)
Guard Devin Martin has averaged 14.0 points per game over the Hawks’ last three games, all of which were wins, and he will look to lead Maryland-Eastern Shore to a big home win over the conference-leading Hampton Pirates. (Source: Delmarva Now)

Last season, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference was represented by the Hampton Pirates in the NCAA Tournament, and three teams overall made post-season appearances from the conferences.

One of those three teams just happens to be the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks, who took part in the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Saturday marks the first meeting between the two schools in 2015-16, and both teams are currently trending in the right direction in the conference standings. The Pirates are the conference’s top team, while the Hawks have put together a three-game conference winning streak to get back into the thick of things in the title race.

A win would go a long way for both teams as they keep on pushing towards the MEAC tournament and the ultimate prize of reaching the NCAA Tournament. Here’s what you need to know about both teams heading into Saturday’s showdown.
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CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week: Quinton Chievous, Hampton

The Hampton Pirates are a perfect 7-0 in MEAC play, and the play of senior guard Quinton Chievous is a big reason why. After averaging a double-double in two wins this past week, Chievous is the latest recipient of the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week award.
The Hampton Pirates are a perfect 7-0 in MEAC play, and the play of senior guard Quinton Chievous is a big reason why. After averaging a double-double in two wins this past week, Chievous is the latest recipient of the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week award.

Last season, the Hampton Pirates took home the MEAC tournament title and punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament. After taking down the Manhattan Jaspers in the First Four, they were paired up against the Kentucky Wildcats in the Round of 64.

The Pirates fell short against the Wildcats, but their appearance in the Big Dance led to a heightened sense of optimism for the 2015-16 season.

After a slow start to the season, the Pirates have turned things around in conference action. Hampton is a perfect 7-0 against MEAC opponents this season, and have pushed their record to 11-7 on the season,

Hampton is the only team in the MEAC above .500 on the year overall.

A big reason for their turnaround in conference play has been the play of senior guard Quinton Chievous. After transferring to Hampton from Tennessee, the 6’6” guard has stuffed the stat sheet on a nightly basis for the Pirates.

This past week was no different. Chievous averaged a double-double over Hampton’s two victories, and is the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week for January 18-24! Continue reading CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week: Quinton Chievous, Hampton