On Monday, Delaware State welcomes Hampton at Memorial Hall. The game gets underway at 7:30 p.m. EST. The Hornets lost to the Pirates 85-84 on Feb. 11 and are 4-5 against them over the last four years.
Delaware State is in fifth place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with fourth place Hampton.
In their last outing, despite 13 points from Tyshawn Bell, the Hornets fell to Norfolk State 60-56 on Feb. 23. In addition to his 8.2 points per game, he is also chipping in 2.8 rebounds per game. For the Pirates, Du`Vaughn Maxwell finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds in the 66-59 loss to St. Peter's on Feb. 23. With 7.2 rebounds per game and 2.5 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
StatSmack! Delaware State is better than Hampton
Delaware State has a better record at home than Hampton this season (8-1 vs. 5-5).
Delaware State has a stronger schedule than Hampton this season (SOS Rank: No. 307 vs. No. 342).
Even computers respect Delaware State more. Delaware State has a better RPI this season than Hampton (RPI: No. 244 vs. No. 287).
More violent crime happens in Hampton so be careful if you visit (when compared to Dover -- according to the FBI).