Coppin State (5-16) vs. North Carolina A&T (9-11)

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1ST2ND TOTAL
  Coppin State 38 24 62
  North Carolina A&T 38 25 63
Mon, Jan 28 2013, 08:15 PM

Corbett Sports Center
Greensboro, NC
Attendance: 1,981

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Coppin State travels to Corbett Sports Center on Monday to take on North Carolina A&T. It starts at 8:00 EST. The Eagles are 4-3 against the Aggies over the last four years. They fell 93-92 on 1/23/2012, the last time they met.

A win here would help close the gap with North Carolina A&T in the MEAC, who are in 7th place and just above Coppin State in 9th place.

In their last outing, despite 28 points from Andre Armstrong, the Eagles fell to North Carolina Central 84-75 on January 26th. He is putting up 9.4 points per game while also averaging 1.4 rebounds per game. For the Aggies, Austin Witter finished with 9 points and 5 rebounds in the 55-52 loss to Morgan State on January 26th. He leads the team in rebounds with 6.4 per game and blocks with 2.9 per game. One category in which North Carolina A&T is especially proficient is free throw rate at 43.0, ranking 1st in their conference (and 28th nationally).

StatSmack! Coppin State is better than North Carolina A&T
  • Troy Franklin is ranked 16th nationally in steals.
  • At least you keep showing up. Coppin State has an average margin of victory of 11 over North Carolina A&T in 35 wins since 1985.
  • Coppin State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.492 to 0.380).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Coppin State has come back to win after being down at half against North Carolina A&T 3 times since 1996.
CSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Michael Murray 34 12 9 1 1 1 2
C- Troy Franklin 24 12 2 3 2 0 3
C- Patrick Cole 24 12 3 2 1 0 3
D+ Sterling Smith 25 5 5 1 1 0 1
D+ Taariq Cephas 27 6 3 3 1 0 2
D+ Andre Armstrong 23 9 1 0 1 0 1
D Zach Burnham 19 4 4 0 1 0 1
D Charles Ieans 17 4 3 0 0 1 1
D Collin Johnson 17 4 2 0 1 0 1
F Darryln Johnson 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Niwayo Adjei 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Desma Nicholson 5 0 2 1 0 0 0
F B. St. Louis 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Mike Simpson 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
NCAT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Adrian Powell 29 13 5 2 2 0 2
C L. Middleton 31 13 4 3 1 0 3
C Austin Witter 29 6 6 2 1 3 2
C Jean Louisme 25 10 3 2 1 0 2
C- Bruce Beckford 21 7 5 0 1 0 1
D J. Underwood 22 6 2 2 1 0 3
D D. Upchurch 17 5 3 0 0 0 1
D Ahmad Abdullah 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D R.J. Buck 13 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Khalid King 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Shaun Stewart 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Waylan Siverand 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- D. Behonh-Tolly 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Lawrence Smith 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Corvon Butler 4 1 1 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
3 Morgan State 15-16 11-5
5 Savannah State 13-19 10-6
6 Florida A&M 14-18 8-8
 7Coppin 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 Andre Armstrong Sr G 6-3 205
#54 Jerimyjah Batts Fr F 6-8 210
#1 D. Brickhouse Jr G 5-8 170
#4 Zach Burnham So F 6-7 210
#11 Taariq Cephas Jr G 5-10 150
#0 Arnold Fripp Jr F 6-7 200
#3 Dallas Gary Jr F 6-5 185
#34 Charles Ieans Sr F 6-9 210
#23 Jahvari Josiah Jr G 6-4 175
#10 C. Kessee Fr G 6-2 175
#21 Michael Murray Sr F 6-5 210
#24 Michael Oyefusi So F 6-3 185
#15 Van Rolle Fr G 6-1 165
#2 Sterling Smith So G 6-4 200
#40 B. St. Louis Jr F 6-8 204