They've spent the past two seasons as the most successful Division I basketball programs in the state, but Coppin State and Towson State never got to test their skills against each other. Next season, that will change.
Mark the afternoon of Dec. 12 as the date Coppin will make the brief trip north to play Towson at the Towson Center. The game, which recently was agreed to by Coppin coach Fang Mitchell and Towson coach Terry Truax, will be the first of a home-and-home series. The Tigers will travel to the Coppin Center during the 1993-94 season.
"It's probably the best thing for local college basketball," Mitchell said yesterday. "For the past two years we've been the so-called quality teams in that we've both made tournament appearances. I think a game like this will help build interest locally."