Meac Tournament

College Basketball

March 10, 2009|By KENT BAKER

When:: Today-Saturday

Site:: Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, N.C.

TV:: Championship game on ESPNU, 7 p.m., Saturday

Favorite:: Top seed Morgan State (20-11, 13-3)

State entries:: Morgan, fifth seed Coppin State (12-18, 9-7), 11th seed UMES (7-22, 3-13)

Outlook: : Will history repeat or will Morgan finally break championship ice? The Bears open Wednesday against the winner of tomorrow's Florida A&M-Howard game. The Eagles meet North Carolina A&T in the last quarterfinal Thursday. UMES takes on Bethune-Cookman tomorrow. The Hawks have lost 10 of their past 11. The Bears are well balanced. Coppin's Tywain McKee finished second in the MEAC in scoring (18.2 ppg).

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