Hampton and Campbell meet in Big South quarters
Hampton (15-15, 10-7) vs. No. 1 seed Campbell (19-11, 12-4)
Big South Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center, Buies Creek, North Carolina; Thursday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Hampton is set to face off against Campbell in the quarterfinals of the Big South tourney. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played on Feb. 13, when the Fighting Camels shot 50.9 percent from the field while limiting Hampton to just 43.1 percent en route to the three-point victory.
SUPER SENIORS: Hampton’s Kalin Fisher, Akim Mitchell and Trevond Barnes have collectively scored 41 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 42 percent of all Pirates scoring over the last five games.
FUELING THE OFFENSE: Chris Clemons has made or assisted on 55 percent of all Campbell field goals over the last three games. Clemons has accounted for 33 field goals and eight assists in those games.
STREAK SCORING: Campbell has won its last six home games, scoring an average of 75.7 points while giving up 65.8.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Pirates have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Camels. Campbell has 31 assists on 75 field goals (41.3 percent) over its past three outings while Hampton has assists on 46 of 87 field goals (52.9 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Campbell offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.4 percent of its possessions, which is the 17th-best rate in the country. The Hampton defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.7 percent of all possessions (ranked 263rd among Division I teams).