Sunday, January 21, 2007
BALTIMORE, MD – The South Carolina State men’s and women’s basketball teams hope to get back on the winning track Monday when they take on the Coppin State Eagles in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader at the Coppin Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Both teams are coming off close league losses at Morgan State on Saturday. Coach Jamal Brown’s Bulldogs fell to the Bears 65-62 to dip to 4-3 in the MEAC and 6-11 on the season. The Lady Bulldogs lost 51-47 to the Morgan State women to slip to 2-5 in the league and 4-13 overall.
In the Coppin State women, Coach Tonya Mackey’s squad will be facing a team that has won 36 consecutive games against MEAC foes and 29 straight regular-season outings in the conference. The latest triumph came Saturday, 75-60, against North Carolina A&T behind a career 29 points by Rashida Suber.
The Lady Eagles, who have won five in a row, are 6-0 in the MEAC and 11-6 on the season. And, Coach Derek Brown’s team has won six straight against the Lady Bulldogs.
In the men’s contest, the Bulldogs will be going for their 10th straight road win against Coppin. SC State has owned the Eagles in Baltimore, winning nine straight at the Coppin Center.
Coppin has struggled all season and is just 1-5 in the MEAC and 3-15 overall. The Eagles lost 69-60 to North Carolina A&T on Saturday.
Following Monday’s encounter, SC State will return home to host Hampton in the first of four straight MEAC doubleheaders at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center. Tip off is 4 p.m.