Saturday, January 12, 2013
Hampton-Howard: Who's the "better team?"
Not sure if there's anything to the idea of giving an opposing team bulletin board material, but if there is, you have to believe Hampton's players may find something in this comment by Howard star Saadia Doyle in the Washington Post to get fired up about:
"We have to have confidence. I think that's what Hampton has over us right now because they've beaten us so many times and in the (MEAC) championship (game) for the past couple years. They have the mental edge over us, but as far as talent and skill set, we're the better team."
The Lady Pirates (11-5, 2-0 MEAC) and the Bison (7-6, 2-0) will face off on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Howard's Burr Gymnasium. Three-time defending champion Hampton has won seven straight in the series, including all three meetings last year. The last time these teams met, the Lady Pirates eked out a 54-53 victory in the 2012 MEAC Tournament final.
Howard was the preseason pick of the league's coaches and sports information directors to win the conference this season. Doyle, the 2011 MEAC Player of the Year, currently ranks third in Division I in scoring (23.2 ppg).
As for us, we're just happy to see a story about MEAC women's basketball in the Washington Post.
Hampton: Not Your Typical MEAC Team