2015–16 Hampton Pirates men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Hampton Pirates men's basketball team represented Hampton University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Pirates, led by seventh year head coach Edward Joyner, played their home games at the Hampton Convocation Center and were members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. They finished the season 21–11, 13–3 in MEAC play to win the MEAC regular season championship. They defeated Morgan State, Savannah State, and South Carolina State to be champions of the MEAC Tournament. They earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the first round to Virginia.

2015–16 Hampton Pirates men's basketball
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MEAC regular season
and tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
2015–16 record21–11 (13–3 MEAC)
Head coachEdward Joyner (7th season)
Assistant coachDarryl Sharp
Assistant coachAkeem Miskdeen
Assistant coachDeMarco Johnson
Home arenaHampton Convocation Center
Seasons
2015–16 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Hampton 13 3   .813     21 11   .656
South Carolina State 12 4   .750     19 15   .559
Norfolk State 12 4   .750     17 17   .500
Bethune-Cookman 10 6   .625     14 18   .438
Savannah State 9 7   .563     16 16   .500
North Carolina Central 7 9   .438     13 19   .406
North Carolina A&T 7 9   .438     10 22   .313
Md. Eastern Shore 7 9   .438     10 22   .313
Howard 6 10   .375     12 20   .375
Morgan State 6 10   .375     9 22   .290
Coppin State 6 10   .375     9 22   .290
Delaware State 5 11   .313     7 25   .219
Florida A&M* 4 12   .250     8 21   .276
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2016 MEAC Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2016; 

RosterEdit

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Donald Ralls, Jr. Guard 6–0 185 Sophomore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 Keith Carroll Guard 5–11 160 Sophomore Santa Clarita, California
3 Quinton Chievous Guard 6–6 215 Senior Chicago, Illinois
4 Lawrence Cooks Guard 6–1 175 RS–Junior Charlotte, North Carolina
11 Devon Oakley Guard 6–3 185 RS–Freshman Chesapeake, Virginia
12 Imani Miller Guard 6–1 185 Freshman Knoxville, Tennessee
13 Gregory Hayden Guard 5–7 160 Junior Dallas, Texas
14 Brian Darden Guard 6–2 183 Junior Hampton, Virginia
15 Branden Aughburns Forward 6–9 230 Freshman Queens, New York
20 David Runcie Guard 6–3 170 RS–Freshman Maplewood, New Jersey
22 Trevond Barnes Forward 6–9 210 Freshman LaFayette, Alabama
25 Akim Mitchell Guard 6–5 200 Freshman Charlotte, North Carolina
30 Jervon Pressley Forward 6–8 250 Senior Charlotte, North Carolina
31 Charles Wilson-Fisher Forward 6–9 205 RS–Sophomore Alpharetta, Georgia
32 Dionte Adams Forward 6–7 215 Senior Charlotte, North Carolina
33 Tre Houston Guard 6–0 155 RS–Freshman Atlanta, Georgia
34 Reginald Johnson Guard 6–2 190 Senior Chicago, Illinois
35 Rasheed Stanley Center 7–0 290 RS–Freshman Duluth, Georgia
35 Eugene Marshall III Guard 6–3 170 RS–Freshman Hackensack, New Jersey
50 Kalin Fisher Guard 6–2 180 Freshman Chicago, Illinois

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
11/14/2015*
4:00 pm, ESPN3
at Winthrop L 95–102  0–1
Winthrop Coliseum (2,340)
Rock HIll, SC
11/17/2015*
7:30 pm
at American W 61–48  1–1
Bender Arena (1,224)
Washington, D.C.
11/20/2015*
7:00 pm
Appalachian State W 82–61  2–1
Hampton Convocation Center (5,124)
Hampton, VA
11/25/2015*
7:00 pm
at William & Mary L 67–86  2–2
Kaplan Arena (2,330)
Williamsburg, VA
11/30/2015*
9:00 pm
at Grand Canyon L 51–63  2–3
GCU Arena (4,723)
Phoenix, AZ
12/02/2015*
9:00 pm
at Northern Arizona W 98–94 2OT 3–3
Walkup Skydome (986)
Flagstaff, AZ
12/05/2015
4:00 pm
at Coppin State W 74–71  4–3
(1–0)
Physical Education Complex (768)
Baltimore, MD
12/17/2015*
7:00 pm, TWCS
at No. 18 SMU
Las Vegas Classic
L 72–105  4–4
Moody Coliseum (6,329)
University Park, TX
12/19/2015*
9:00 pm, P12N
at Colorado
Las Vegas Classic
L 53–95  4–5
Coors Events Center (8,177)
Boulder, CO
12/22/2015*
3:00 pm
vs. Nicholls State
Las Vegas Classic
L 81–84  4–6
Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
12/23/2015*
vs. Louisiana–Monroe
Las Vegas Classic
W 75–64  5–6
Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
12/31/2015*
3:00 pm
vs. Texas Southern  Cancelled 
 
Birmingham, AL
01/03/2016*
3:00 pm
Princeton L 59–89  5–7
Hampton Convocation Center (2,115)
Hampton, VA
01/06/2016
7:00 pm
at Morgan State W 83–80 OT 6–7
(2–0)
Talmadge L. Hill Field House (306)
Baltimore, MD
01/09/2016
6:00 pm
Bethune-Cookman W 75–70  7–7
(3–0)
Hampton Convocation Center (3,543)
Hampton, VA
01/11/2016
7:00 pm
Florida A&M W 71–65 OT 8–7
(4–0)
Hampton Convocation Center (3,456)
Hampton, VA
01/16/2016
4:00 pm
at North Carolina A&T W 79–62  9–7
(5–0)
Corbett Sports Center (1,543)
Greensboro, NC
01/18/2016
7:30 pm, ESPNU
at North Carolina Central W 80–79  10–7
(6–0)
McLendon–McDougald Gymnasium (3,065)
Durham,, NC
01/23/2016
6:00 pm
Savannah State W 75–52  11–7
(7–0)
Hampton Convocation Center (3,521)
Hampton, VA
01/25/2016
7:00 pm
South Carolina State L 62–67  11–8
(7–1)
Hampton Convocation Center (3,756)
Hampton, VA
01/30/2016
6:00 pm
Norfolk State W 86–76  12–8
(8–1)
Hampton Convocation Center (8,123)
Hampton, VA
02/02/2016*
6:00 pm
Washington Adventist W 69–67  13–8
Hampton Convocation Center (2,124)
Hampton, VA
02/06/2016
4:00 pm
at Maryland Eastern Shore L 70–73  13–9
(8–2)
Hytche Athletic Center (2,173)
Princess Anne, MD
02/08/2016
7:30 pm
at Howard W 68–65  14–9
(9–2)
Burr Gymnasium (2,700)
Washington, D.C.
02/15/2016
7:00 pm
Morgan State W 87–79  15–9
(10–2)
Hampton Convocation Center (5,123)
Hampton, VA
02/22/2016
7:30 pm
at Delaware State W 82–72  16–9
(11–2)
Memorial Hall (1,254)
Dover, DE
02/27/2016
6:00 pm
Howard W 68–67  17–9
(12–2)
Hampton Convocation Center (6,943)
Hampton, VA
02/29/2016
7:00 pm
Delaware State W 79–65  18–9
(13–2)
Hampton Convocation Center (4,123)
Hampton, VA
03/03/2016
8:00 pm
at Norfolk State L 63–83  18–10
(13–3)
Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall (4,500)
Norfolk, VA
MEAC Tournament
03/09/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
(1) vs. (9) Morgan State
Quarterfinals
W 83–81  19–10
Norfolk Scope 
Norfolk, VA
03/11/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
(1) vs. (5) Savannah State
Semifinals
W 89–55  20–10
Norfolk Scope 
Norfolk, VA
03/12/2016
1:00 pm, ESPN2
(1) vs. (3) South Carolina State
Championship game
W 81–69  21–10
Norfolk Scope 
Norfolk, VA
NCAA Tournament
3/17/2016
3:10 pm, truTV
(16 MW) vs. (1 MW) No. 4 Virginia
First round
L 45–81  21–11
PNC Arena (19,722)
Raleigh, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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