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The four-time MEAC champion Hampton University women’s basketball team will square off against Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 24 in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. at 12:05 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on ESPN2.ncaa bkb logo

A few hours later, Prairie View A&M University, winners of three consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference women's basketball tournament titles, will face top-ranked Baylor at 6:30 p.m. CT at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.  This game is also scheduled to be televised on ESPN2.

The Lady Pirates (28-5) are the No. 15 seed in the Norfolk Region, while the Atlantic Coast Conference champion Blue Devils (30-2) are the No. 2 seed.

“It wasn’t what we wanted, but it’s what we got,” Hampton head coach David Six said. “I think we’re better than a 15 seed.”

The Lady Panthers will be the No. 16 seed while Baylor receives the No. 1 seed of the Oklahoma City region.

Hampton has won 19 straight games, tied for the seventh-longest winning streak in the nation, and is coming off Saturday’s 59-38 win over Howard in the MEAC Tournament championship game. The Lady Pirates are just the second MEAC team to go undefeated in conference play and win the tournament in the same season.

PVAMU (17-14) makes its third straight tournament appearance receiving the SWAC's automatic bid. The Lady Panthers defeated Mississippi Valley State, 100-87, in four overtime periods during the championship game of the 2013 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tournament.

Hampton last faced Duke in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament, coming off their first MEAC title under Six. The Blue Devils won that game 72-37.  The Lady Pirates are 0-4 all-time against Duke.

The last time the Lady Panthers faced the Bears was on March 20, 2011 in Waco. PVAMU suffered a 66-30 loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament. With the loss, PVAMU moved to 0-14 all-time versus Baylor.


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