128th Battle of the Bay will be for First Place in the MEAC

Saturday night on the college basketball hardwood, Hampton University and Norfolk State’s rivalry will be renewed when the two square-off in a MEAC game with the top spot in the conference on the line.

The 128th edition of “Battle of the Bay” will take place the HU Convocation Center in Hampton at 6 p.m. The Spartans have won five of their past six and have a 6-1 record in the league. The Pirates have won six of their last seven with a 7-1 mark in the conference.

Norfolk State holds an 83-44 lead over Hampton in the all-time series. The Spartans swept last year’s regular season meetings, before the Pirates knocked the Spartans out of the MEAC tournament in the semifinals.

The winner will have sole possession of first place, while the loser will fall back into a mix with Howard and South Carolina State for the next three spots in the standings.

If you can’t make it to the game, listen to the Norfolk State broadcast on Star 1310 AM as well as 91.1 FM or watch the Hampton broadcast here.