Morgan State (10-14) and Coppin State (6-22) Face Off

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1ST2ND TOTAL
  Coppin State 38 30 68
  Morgan State 36 50 86
Wed, Feb 27 2013, 07:30 PM

Hill Field House
Baltimore, MD
Attendance: 4,789

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Morgan State welcomes Coppin State to Hill Field House on Wednesday. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. EST. The Bears beat the Eagles 80-51 on Feb. 9 and are 8-2 against them over the last four years.

Morgan State is currently in seventh place in the conference and Coppin State is in 11th.

In a 75-68 win over High Point on Feb. 23, Justin Black put up 20 points for the Bears. He contributes a team-high 14.1 points per game and 3.1 assists per game. For the Eagles, Michael Murray finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds in the 63-56 win over Howard on Feb. 23. With 12.5 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Morgan State has a statistical advantage over Coppin State in one significant category, field goal percentage, where the Bears have an edge over the Eagles, 43 percent to 36 percent.

StatSmack! Morgan State is better than Coppin State
  • Morgan State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Morgan State is 212 lbs compared to 191 lbs for Coppin State.
  • Morgan State has an average margin of victory of 9 over Coppin State in 18 wins since 1985.
  • Anthony Hubbard is ranked 10th in the MEAC in rebounds.
  • Morgan State has a better record in close games than Coppin State this season (5-7 vs. 2-5).
CSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Michael Murray 36 13 9 1 1 0 2
C- Troy Franklin 24 12 2 3 2 0 3
D+ Patrick Cole 22 10 3 2 1 0 3
D+ Andre Armstrong 25 11 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Sterling Smith 26 5 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Taariq Cephas 29 7 3 3 1 0 3
D Zach Burnham 20 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Charles Ieans 16 4 3 1 0 1 1
D- Collin Johnson 17 4 2 0 1 0 1
F Darryln Johnson 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Niwayo Adjei 6 2 0 0 0 0 1
F B. St. Louis 11 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Desma Nicholson 5 0 2 1 0 0 0
F Mike Simpson 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
MORGAN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ DeWayne Jackson 33 14 6 2 2 1 3
C+ Justin Black 34 14 4 3 1 0 3
C Anthony Hubbard 29 11 7 2 1 0 3
C Ian Chiles 22 9 6 1 0 2 1
D+ S. Duncan 23 6 4 1 0 2 2
D+ Blake Bozeman 30 6 2 2 1 0 2
D Tyrece Edwards 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D W. Turnipseed 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Tauron Bailey 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Cedric Blossom 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Donte Pretlow 15 2 1 1 1 0 2
D- Thair Heath 6 1 2 0 0 0 1
D- Daryl Traynham 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Rasean Simpson 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Daon Riley 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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MEAC Standings

OverallConf
1 NCCU 28-6 16-1
2 Hampton 18-13 13-4
3 Norfolk State 19-15 11-5
 3Morgan State 15-16 11-5
5 Savannah State 13-19 10-6
6 Florida A&M 14-18 8-8
7 Coppin State 12-20 7-9
8 Delaware State 9-21 5-11
8 SCSU 9-21 5-11
8 NCAT 9-23 5-11
8 Howard 8-25 5-11
8 Bethune-Cookman 7-25 5-11
13 UMES 6-24 4-12
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#5 Justin Black Sr G 6-2 220
#34 Cedric Blossom So F 6-6 225
#22 Blake Bozeman Jr G 6-2 170
#2 T. Childs-Harris Fr G 6-4 185
#50 Ian Chiles Sr C 7-2 260
#44 S. Duncan Jr F 6-9 208
#12 Thair Heath Sr F 6-9 230
#11 Anthony Hubbard Sr G 6-5 230
#33 H. Manning Jr F 6-8 240
#10 Emmanuel Matey Fr G 5-11 190
#1 Donte Pretlow So G 6-0 185
#3 Rasean Simpson So G 6-5 190
#21 Kyle Thomas Fr F 6-6 200
#42 W. Turnipseed So F 6-9 190