The Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic is bringing together several HBCU basketball teams to Newark’s Prudential Center on Saturday, Feb. 3.
The event was created by actor and producer Michael B. Jordan, WME Sports (the sports division of WME, an Endeavor company), Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, and Scout Sports and Entertainment, a division of Horizon Media.
The men’s college basketball showcase will feature Morgan State University versus Delaware State University and Norfolk State University versus Hampton University competing in a doubleheader airing on TNT.
Morgan State Bears face the Delaware State Hornets
Delaware State Hornets (4-16, 3-4 MEAC) vs. Morgan State Bears (11-11, 4-3 MEAC)
Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Morgan State Bears face the Delaware State Hornets in Newark, New Jersey.
The Bears have a 7-8 record in non-conference games. Morgan State has a 5-9 record against teams over .500.
The Hornets are 1-12 in non-conference play. Delaware State is seventh in the MEAC with 12.4 assists per game led by Corey Perkins averaging 3.5.
TOP PERFORMERS: Isaiah Burke is averaging 20.1 points for the Bears. Malik Miller is averaging 15.2 points over the last 10 games for Morgan State.
Brandon Stone is averaging 11.9 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Hornets. Martez Robinson is averaging 9.9 points over the past 10 games for Delaware State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bears: 7-3, averaging 74.6 points, 31.4 rebounds, 15.0 assists, 7.4 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.9 points per game.
Hornets: 3-7, averaging 62.2 points, 29.9 rebounds, 12.0 assists, 7.0 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 41.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 72.0 points.
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Hampton Pirates and the Norfolk State Spartans square off
Norfolk State Spartans (15-7, 5-2 MEAC) vs. Hampton Pirates (6-17, 3-8 CAA)
Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Hampton Pirates face the Norfolk State Spartans in Newark, New Jersey.
The Pirates are 3-9 in non-conference play. Hampton is 2-12 in games decided by 10 or more points.
The Spartans are 10-5 in non-conference play. Norfolk State is fourth in the MEAC shooting 35.2% from deep. Jack Doumbia leads the Spartans shooting 66.7% from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Marquis Godwin averages 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Pirates, scoring 12.0 points while shooting 39.7% from beyond the arc. Jordan Nesbitt is averaging 15.5 points and 6.7 rebounds over the past 10 games for Hampton.
Joe Bryant Jr. averages 2.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Spartans, scoring 17.0 points while shooting 35.1% from beyond the arc. Kris Bankston is shooting 67.3% and averaging 12.7 points over the last 10 games for Norfolk State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 3-7, averaging 66.2 points, 28.2 rebounds, 9.6 assists, 5.3 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 39.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 72.7 points per game.
Spartans: 7-3, averaging 76.6 points, 32.6 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.2 points.
The Associated Press created these stories using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
Additional reporting by AmNews Staff Reports