On Monday, Hampton hosts Bethune-Cookman at Hampton Convocation Center (VA). It takes place at 8 p.m. EST. The Pirates are 3-4 against the Wildcats over the last four years. They lost 81-72 the last time they played (Mar. 9, 2012).
Hampton is in third place in the conference, Bethune-Cookman is in seventh place.
The 18 points and 6 rebounds by Ramon Mercado helped the Pirates to a 77-68 victory over Florida A&M on Mar. 2. He contributes 3.3 rebounds per game in addition to his 8 points per game. For the Wildcats, Alex Smith finished with 8 points and 9 rebounds in the 62-61 loss to Norfolk State on Mar. 2. He is averaging 7.1 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.9 blocks per game. One category in which Bethune-Cookman is especially proficient is turnover percentage at 18.4 percent, ranking first in their conference (and 87th nationally).
StatSmack! Hampton is better than Bethune-Cookman
The Hampton assist leader (Deron Powers, 129 assists) has more assists than the Bethune-Cookman assist leader (Kevin Dukes, 96 assists).