2:00 PM ET, March 12, 2011
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Ed "Little Buck" Joyner got to achieve his goal in his hometown in front of his father, uncle and numerous other relatives and friends in his coaching-rich family.Joyner has Hampton back in the NCAA tournament in only his second year on the job -- with the player he helped convince to change his mind about transferring leading the way.
• Behind a career-high 20 points by senior guard Brandon Tunnell, Hampton won the MEAC tournament title over Morgan State.
• The Pirates won their fourth MEAC tournament championship and will make their fourth NCAA tournament appearance and first since 2006, when they were a 16 seed and lost in an opening-round game.
• Hampton is 1-3 all-time in the NCAAs. The Pirates' lone win was in 2001 when they upset No. 2 seed Iowa State.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Tournament Automatic Bids
Teams that have clinched automatic bids to the 2011 men's NCAA tournament:
|Morehead State||Ohio Valley|
|Indiana State||Missouri Valley|
|Arkansas-Little Rock||Sun Belt|
|Northern Colorado||Big Sky|
|Boston University||America East|
|San Diego State||Mountain West|
|UC Santa Barbara||Big West|
|Ohio State||Big Ten|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||17-56 (.304)||16-45 (.356)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-14 (.357)||4-14 (.286)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-20 (.800)||24-31 (.774)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||24 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|