Morgan State (6-4, 0-0 MEAC) vs. Coppin State (6-7, 0-0 MEAC)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022
Website: Baltimore, Md. (Hill Area Home)
Tip-off: 2 p.m.
Sequence File: Morgan leads, 44-42
Reside Stream: Here
Reside Stats: Here
Web sites: MorganStateBears.com | Coppinstatesports.com
BALTIMORE, Md. (Jan. 14, 2022)-After having its final 4 contests both cancelled or postponed on account of Covid protocols, the Morgan State ladies’s basketball crew will lastly finish a 38-day hiatus, because it begins 2022 internet hosting crosstown rival Coppin State within the Mid-Jap Athletic Convention (MEAC) opener this Saturday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at Hill Area Home. The competition will mark the 87th assembly between the 2 faculties with Morgan State holding a 44-42 benefit.
BEAR CLAWS: Winners of a season-best six straight, the Girl Bears (6-4, 0-0 MEAC) look to proceed their successful methods, as they open the 2022 slate welcoming crosstown rival Coppin State within the MEAC opener. Morgan State, which had its finest month of December in program historical past, went 3-0 in the course of the month. Relationship again to 2003, the three wins tie for probably the most victories in December matching the 2006 and 2017 groups, which every went 3-3 within the month. MSU has been off since a 64-55 victory at Loyola Maryland (12/8). The crew’s subsequent 4 contests can be cancelled or postponed on account of COVID points and protocols. Within the win over Loyola, Dahnye Redd scored a team-high 15 factors, Ashia McCalla added 14 and Charlene Shepherd got here off the bench so as to add 10 factors and a game-high six rebounds.
BIRD SEEDS: Coppin State (6-7, 0-0 MEAC) enters the competition driving a two-game shedding streak. The Eagles have not performed since December 29 after they suffered a 90-50 loss at Richmond. Aliyah Lawson led Coppin with 11 factors, had a team-high three assists and added six rebounds. Mossi Staples completed with 10 factors, two steals, two assists and three rebounds. Jewel Watkins got here off the bench and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds to go together with six factors, two blocks and two steals.
MSU VS. CSU SERIES NOTES: Morgan State and Coppin State will meet for the 87th time this weekend within the annual “East vs. West” sport. The Girl Bears lead the all-time collection, 44-42. Morgan State has gained 9 straight common season contests and 10 of the final 11 video games over the rival Eagles, following final season’s four-game collection sweep.
NEXT UP: Morgan State shall be off till subsequent Saturday, Jan. 22, when the Girl Bears host Beltway rival Howard in a MEAC contest at 2 p.m., earlier than touring to Norfolk, Va. to face Norfolk State in a MEAC sport on Monday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m.
THE RIVALRY CONTINUES: Morgan State and Coppin State will resume their rivalry this Saturday within the 87th assembly of the annual “East vs. West” season collection. Also called the “Battle of Baltimore” and easily “Coppin-Morgan”, each groups had their earlier two scheduled MEAC contests postponed on account of Covid protocols inside their opponents’ applications. Thus, Saturday’s contest will mark the primary time the Girl Bears and Eagles will meet within the MEAC opener, since Dec. 3, 2012 at Hill Area Home.
PROTECTING THE ‘HOUSE’: Morgan State has picked up proper the place it left off the season earlier than, by defending is residence ground and incomes three residence wins in as many tries to start the 2021-22 residence slate. With the wins, Morgan State has now gained 20 of its final 22 residence video games courting again to the 2018-19 season finale. Throughout final yr’s abbreviated season because of the Covid-19 pandemic, MSU went 6-1 at Hill Area Home. The season earlier than that the Girl Bears concluded the 2019-20 marketing campaign with a 10-1 residence report, which was this system’s finest residence court docket mark for the reason that 2017-18 crew completed 10-3.
38-DAY LAYOFF: Morgan State is coming off its longest in season hiatus between video games in program historical past. It has been 38 days for the reason that Girl Bears final performed a sport – a 64-55 victory at Loyola Maryland (12/8). Since that point, Morgan has had 4 video games that have been canceled or postponed on account of Covid protocols both within the MSU or its opponent’s program.
HOW TO WATCH GAMES: All males’s and ladies’s basketball residence video games shall be video streamed free of charge by way of the MorganStateBears.com web site. The most recent broadcast and video stream info will at all times be listed on males’s and ladies’s basketball schedule pages at MorganStateBears.com.
MEN’S & WOMEN’S BASKETBALL RADIO: All residence video games and choose away video games for MSU males’s and ladies’s basketball will as soon as once more be accessible by way of Heritage Sports activities Radio Community (HSRN.com). Lamont Germany will deal with play-by-play duties and also will host pre-game and post-game reveals. Together with unique interviews with members of the groups and ladies’s coach Ed Davis and males’s coach Kevin Broadus. Followers can obtain the HSRN app free of charge and hearken to the MSU broadcasts from anyplace. Merely seek for HSRN when utilizing the iHeartRadio app.
MSU SECURES NON-CONFERENCE WINNING RECORD: Morgan State secured its second straight non-conference successful report (6-4), following a 64-55 victory at Loyola Maryland (12/8). The Girl Bears’ ultimate two initially scheduled video games at Kentucky (12/17) and towards Penn (12/30) have been each cancelled on account of Covid protocols. Final season Morgan State completed 3-1 in non-conference competitors, to earn its first successful report towards non-conference opponents for the reason that 2017-18 marketing campaign (7-6).
TURNING UP THE PRESSURE: So far, Morgan State has compelled 256 opponent turnovers, whereas amassing a league-leading 140 steals (14.0) per sport. Morgan State compelled an opponent season-high 40 turnovers out of Washington Adventist (11/24) and turned these turnovers into 40 factors. 30 of the turnovers have been by means of steals with Adia Brisker and Jayla Atmore main the way in which with 5 steals apiece. The 40 turnovers surpassed the earlier season excessive of 36 by Notre Dame of Maryland (11/19). The Girl Bears scored a season-high 48 factors off Notre Dame.
POSTPONMENTS: Morgan State had its MEAC opener in Durham, N.C. towards North Carolina Central (1/8) postponed on account of Covid protocols throughout the Eagles’ program. No make-up date has been introduced. The Girl Bears’ contest at South Carolina State (1/10) was additionally postponed due to Covid protocols within the Bulldogs’ program. That sport is slated to be made up on Sunday, Feb. 5 in Orangeburg, S.C.
TAKE SIX: Morgan State upped its season-long successful streak to 6 video games, following a 64-55 victory at Loyola Maryland (12/8). The win additionally gave the Girl Bears a 3-0 begin in December, a month which since 2003, Morgan State has not gained greater than three video games in.
A DECEMBER TO REMEMBER: Morgan State, which is having its finest month of December in program historical past, enters the competition 3-0 within the month. Relationship again to 2003, the three wins tie for probably the most victories in December matching the 2006 and 2017 groups, which every went 3-3 within the month. MSU has been off since a 64-55 victory at Loyola Maryland (12/8). The crew’s highway sport at Kentucky (12/17) was postponed on account of COVID points throughout the Morgan program. Within the win over Loyola, Dahnye Redd scored a team-high 15 factors, Ashia McCalla added 14 and Charlene Shepherd got here off the bench so as to add 10 factors and a game-high six rebounds
MORGAN-LOYOLA MARYLAND RENEW SERIES: The Morgan State and Loyola ladies’s basketball applications renewed its collection on Dec. 8 after a 35-year hiatus. The Girl Bears would win 64-55. It was the primary assembly between the 2 faculties separated by 2.7 miles, for the reason that 1985-86 season. Morgan State now leads the all-time collection, 12-2.
2022 MEAC TOURNAMENT: The 2021 Mid-Jap Athletic Convention (MEAC) males’s and ladies’s basketball event is scheduled for March 9-12, 2022 on the Norfolk Scope Enviornment in Norfolk, Va. The annual MEAC Basketball Match moved to Norfolk in 2013 after spending the earlier 4 years in Winston-Salem, N.C. from 2009 by way of 2012.
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Morgan State College, based in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified high research (R2) establishment providing almost 140 educational applications resulting in levels from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. As Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, and the one college to have its complete campus designated as a National Treasure by the Nationwide Belief for Historic Preservation, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial pupil physique and seeks to make sure that the doorways of upper training are opened as large as doable to as many as doable. For extra details about Morgan State College, go to www.morgan.edu.