The No. 16 seed Hampton Pirates will face defending champion and No. 1 seed Duke in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, and now, we know when. The NCAA Tournament schedule is out, and the Pirates and Blue Devils will play in Charlotte on Friday at 3:10 p.m. on TruTV. Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg will be the announcers.
The Pirates probably have no shot to actually beat Duke, but we can dream, right? For what it's worth, the Pirates are probably the strongest No. 16 seed in the field, having won the MEAC Tournament title on Saturday over Morgan State. That said, there's simply no way they will beat mighty Duke, who polished off another ACC Tournament title by routing North Carolina on Sunday.
The winner will play the winner of the game between No. 8 seed Michigan and No. 9 Tennessee. That game will take place at 12:40 p.m. on TruTV.