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Hoops doubleheader against Hampton set for ESPN3

A Longwood University Athletics press release noted that ESPN and the Big South Conference have selected the Longwood men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader against Hampton University on Feb. 15 in Willett Hall for back-to-back ESPN3 broadcasts, the conference announced Tuesday.

Officials in the Longwood release stated that the conference showdowns, designated as the ESPN3 men’s and women’s basketball “Games of the Week” for Feb. 10-15  begin at 3 p.m. The Lancer women open the twinbill against the Pirates, and the men will follow at 6 p.m. The contests will air live on ESPN’s digital network, which is available online at WatchESPN.com, as well as on mobile and streaming platforms nationwide.

Those games will pit the Longwood men and women against Hampton on a home court where the Lancers boast a combined 6-1 record in 2019-20, the release continued. The men are an unbeaten 4-0 and have won five straight on Jerome Kersey Court, while the women opened the year 2-0 before snapping that streak in a one-possession loss to East Carolina University the last time out on Nov. 26.

Also, all Longwood men’s basketball home games and road Big South contests air live on ESPN+ as well as over the airwaves on WVHL-FM 92.9 Kickin’ Country.