Team: Hampton Pirates
Coach: Edward Joyner
Record: 21-10, 13-3
KenPom Ranking: 222
Good wins: None
Impact Players: Reginald Johnson Jr. (18.3 ppg), Quinton Chievous (17.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg)
How did they get in?: The Pirates won three games in four days in the MEAC Conference Tournament, beating Morgan State by two, Savannah State by 34 and South Carolina State by 12.
How far can this team go in the NCAA Tournament?: They avoided a play-in game so now they will have to match-up in the first round against Tony Bennett and the Virginia Cavaliers. Johnson and Chievous are talented on the interior but they will be no match for Malcolm Brogdon and the Cavs' intense pack line defense.
Last time in the NCAA Tournament: Last year they beat Manhattan by 10 in the play-in game in Dayton. They played the number one overall seed Kentucky in the Round of 64, losing by 23 to the undefeated Wildcats.