(BALTIMORE – September 19, 2017) – Coppin State women’s basketball program has released its 2017-18 schedule which features non-conference home contests against local rivals Mount St. Mary’s and University of Maryland. The Lady Eagles will also face four programs that finished in the top 25 of the Associated Press poll last season.
Television information and game times will be announced at a later date, however, $75 season tickets that provide access to both the women and the men’s games are available for purchase online anytime at coppinstatesports.com.
The Lady Eagles will start the 2017-18 campaign on the road in Texas with matchups against the Big 12’s Baylor University which finished at #5 in the AP Poll and Southland Conference member Stephen F. Austin on November 12th and 14th.
The Lady Eagles will return from Texas and play their first home game of the season at 2pm on November 18th against Mount St. Mary’s in the PEC Arena.
The ladies will get back on the road and face Charleston Southern (Nov. 20) before heading to Berkeley, CA to participate in the Cal Classic hosted by University of California. Coppin and #25 University of Missouri will face each other on day one of the tournament with the consolation/ championship round concluding the classic on November 25.
After the Thanksgiving holiday, Coppin will take on Old Dominion (Nov. 30) and the Charlotte 49ers (Dec. 2) before facing the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee on December 5. After a brief break, the Lady Eagles will face another Big 12 foe, (#22) West Virginia University on December 10. Coppin will close out the nonconference road games on December 18 by traveling to Richmond, VA to take on Virginia Commonwealth.
Coppin’s last non-conference opponent and second home game of the season is against Big 10 power University of Maryland. The Terps finished #4 in the country last season and will be the last opponent Coppin faces before the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) games begin in January.
MEAC competition will start at Norfolk State University on January 3. The Lady Eagles will follow that with a two game home stand against Savannah State (Jan. 6) and Florida A&M (Jan. 8). The well-traveled Lady Eagles will then head south to face North Carolina Central (Jan. 13) and the Aggies of A&T on January 15.
Coppin will then begin a three game home stand which will include local rival Morgan State on Saturday, January 20. The bulldogs of South Carolina State will play the following weekend on January 27, followed by Maryland Eastern Shore on January 29.
Next, the team will head to Hampton University on January 31 to face the 2017 MEAC Tournament Champions. Shortly afterwards, the ladies will face Bethune Cookman, the 2017 MEAC regular season champion on February 3, before heading to Orangeburg, SC to challenge South Carolina State on Feb. 5.
Coppin women’s basketball will return for homecoming week to battle Hampton (Feb. 12) and Bethune Cookman (Feb. 17). After a brief trip to Delaware State on February 19, the Lady Eagles will travel to Morgan State on February 26 to continue the rivalry series. Coppin will wrap up the regular season on March 1 against Howard University.
The MEAC Tournament will be held in the Norfolk Scope Arena March 5- 10 in Norfolk, VA.
Coppin returns six players from last year including MEAC Rookie of the Year Chance Graham, and First-Team All-MEAC selection Genesis Lucas. Also returning are senior Candice Beverly, junior Alexis Taylor, and sophomores Mia Crooms and Oliwadamilola Oloyede.
Coach Dewayne Burroughs bolstered the roster with the addition of transfer Patricia Albert, and six freshmen including Maraiyah Smith who led New Town High School to a Maryland State Championship. New York City Player of the Year Tsahai Corbie and Virginia 6A Player of the Year and 1000- point scorer Camille Downs from Colonial Forge HS in Fredricksburg, VA are all expected to be major contributors this season.
The Coppin State Lady Eagles play in the Physical Education Complex Arena on the campus of Coppin State University and is led by second year head coach Dewayne Burroughs.
|Sun.||November 12||@Baylor||Waco, TX||2:00 pm|
|Tues.||November 14||@Stephen F. Austin||Nacogdoches, TX||7:00 pm|
|Sat.||November 18||Mount St. Mary’s||PEC ARENA||2:00 pm|
|Mon.||November 20||@Charleston Southern||Charleston, SC||7:30 pm|
|Fri.||November 24||University of Missouri #||Berkeley, CA||TBD|
|Sat.||November 25||TBA #||Berkeley, CA||TBD|
|Thurs.||November 30||@Old Dominion||Norfolk, VA||11:00 am|
|Sat.||December 2||@ UNC-Charlotte||Charlotte, NC||TBA|
|Tues.||December 5||@ Middle Tennessee||Murfreesboro, TN||11:00 am|
|Sun.||December 10||@ West Virginia||Morgantown, WV||TBA|
|Mon.||December 18||@Virginia Commonwealth||Richmond, VA||6:00 pm|
|Wed.||December 20||Maryland||PEC ARENA||2:00 pm|
|Wed.||January 3||@Norfolk State*||Norfolk, VA||5:30 pm|
|Sat.||January 6||Savannah State*||PEC ARENA||2:00 pm|
|Mon.||January 8||Florida A&M*||PEC ARENA||5:30 pm|
|Sat.||January 13||@North Carolina Central*||Raleigh, NC||2:00 pm|
|Mon.||January 15||@North Carolina A&T*||Greensboro, NC||5:30 pm|
|Sat.||January 20||Morgan State *||PEC ARENA||2:00 pm|
|Sat.||January 27||South Carolina State*||PEC ARENA||2:00 pm|
|Mon||January 29||Maryland Eastern Shore*||PEC ARENA||5:30 pm|
|Wed.||January 31||@Hampton*||Hampton, VA||5:00 pm|
|Sat.||February 3||@Bethune Cookman*||Daytona Beach, FL||2:00 pm|
|Mon.||February 5||@South Carolina State*||Orangeburg, SC||5:30 pm|
|Mon.||February 12||Hampton*||PEC ARENA||5:30 pm|
|Sat.||February 17||Bethune Cookman*||PEC ARENA||2:00 pm|
|Mon.||February 19||@Delaware State*||Dover, DE||5:30 pm|
|Mon.||February 26||@Morgan State*||Baltimore, MD||5:30 pm|
|Thurs.||March 1||Howard*||PEC ARENA||5:30 pm|
|March 5 – 10||MEAC Tournament||Norfolk, VA||TBD|
# – Cal Classic Tournament
* – MEAC Conference Game