The Pirates hope the win and strong all-around effort are signs of things to come. They close out the season at home against Bethune-Cookman Monday and March 7 against North Carolina Central.
"We've got to stay focused, continue to work and play," Joyner said. "That's it. I don't know that there's a golden rule for it. We've just got to continue to play, and play hard."
NOTES: Hampton came into the game in fourth place in the MEAC at 9-4 (12-15 overall), while Florida A&M stood ninth in the 13-team conference. ... With a win Saturday over Florida A&M, Hampton's women's basketball team clinched the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season title. They were honored with the unveiling of a 2012 NCAA tournament banner for their third-straight NCAA appearance.