Coppin State at a glance

November 28, 1995|By Paul McMullen

Coach: Fang Mitchell (164-101, 10th season)

Affiliation: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

1994-95 record: 21-10, 15-10 MEAC

Radio: WOLB (1010 AM)

Arena: Coppin Center

Tickets: $5, $3 with student ID; $1 children under 12. Call (410) 383-5688.

Starters lost: Five.

Outlook: The Eagles have four freshmen, two sophomores who were academically ineligible last season and three transfers, and Mitchell said "my tolerance to mistakes has to be greater." Allen Watson started at the point when Coppin State used a three-guard rotation last year, and fellow senior Kyle Locke sounds content with being a role player again. They'll show Mitchell's way to some newcomers who are rusty but talented. The nonconference schedule isn't as rigorous as it has been, but the MEAC is the focus. Coppin State was 47-1 in the conference over the past three regular seasons and has the nation's longest home winning streak, 30 games, but those marks may suffer while the Eagles grow. Mitchell probably will shuffle the starting lineup into February, but by then, the Eagles should be ready to challenge favored South Carolina State in the MEAC tournament.

Schedule

Date Opponent Time

Nov. 28 Lincoln 7:30

Dec. 2 West Virginia State 7:30

Dec. 6 at Marquette TBA

Dec. 11 at Duquesne TBA

Dec. 18 Illinois-Chicago 7:30

Dec. 22 at Texas Christian TBA

Dec. 27 at Ball State TBA

Dec. 29-30 at Pepsi Oneida Nation

Classic, Green Bay, Wis. TBA

Jan. 2 at Iowa State TBA

Jan. 6 North Carolina A&T 7:30

Jan. 8 South Carolina State 7:30

Jan. 11 UMES 7:30

Jan. 13 at Delaware State 7:30

Jan. 18 at Bethune-Cookman 8

Jan. 22 at Florida A&M 8

Jan. 25 at UMES 7:30

Jan. 27 Morgan State 7:30

Jan. 29 at Howard 8

Feb. 3 at Morgan State noon

Feb. 8 Bethune-Cookman 7:30

Feb. 12 Florida A&M 7:30

Feb. 15 Delaware State 7:30

Feb. 17 at North Carolina A&T 7:30

Feb. 19 at South Carolina State 7:30

Feb. 24 Howard 7:30

Feb. 28-29 MEAC tournament TBA

at Tallahassee, Fla.

Returning players

Name ........ Yr. Pos. .. Ht. ... The skinny

Kyle Locke .. Sr. G/F ... 6-6 ... Eagles' most experienced player

Allen Watson. Sr. G ..... 5-10 .. Must run the point and the show

Newcomers

Antoine Brockington .. So. G/F 6-2 Explosive slasher lacks

....... ........... .. ... ... ... experience

David Houston ........ Jr. G 6-3 Walk-on from Springfield, Va.

Julian King .......... Jr. G/F 6-5 Transfer from Temple eligible 12/22

Kareem Lewis ......... So. F/C 6-7 Will start after sitting out last

...... ..... ......... ... ... ... year

Terquin Mott ......... Jr. F/C 6-8 La Salle transfer adds muscle

Dorian Pena .......... Fr. F 6-6 Starred at Lackey in Charles County

Rafi Reavis .......... Fr. F 6-8 Floridian must fill out

Jerel Seamon ......... Fr. G 6-3 Tallahassee F shifts to backcourt

Maurice Stephens ..... Fr. F/C 6-7 Newark, N.J., product needs

....... ........ ..... ... ... ... time

Reggie Welch ......... Jr. G/F 6-6 Transfer from Cleve. State can

...... ..... ......... ... ... ... score

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