Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hampton at JMU - This ought to be fun

Not sure how the two schools feel about it, but since we love it when in-state rivals butt heads, we're pretty jazzed about the Lady Pirates visiting the Dukes in the opening round of the Preseason WNIT on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Both teams won conference tournament titles and advanced to the NCAAs. And both feature loads of key returners from the 2009-10 squads along with some interesting newcomers. Of course, JMU is especially tough at home. But otherwise, this sounds like a fair fight to us.

For what it's worth - and when you think about it, stats like this aren't really worth much - the Dukes lead the overall series 2-0 after beating HU on the road 68-50 in 2005 and winning at JMU 54-46 in 2006.


  1. JMU will win by 15+

  2. You may be right, but we're going to hold off on any predictions until we see how everyone looks this fall. We're sure Kenny Brooks will take Hampton seriously, though. Remember that Temple team that evicted JMU from the NCAA Tournament? In December, Hampton led the Owls the entire half before falling by three in the final 1:13.