Posted on 28 January 2013 by WNST Staff
NORFOLK, Va. — Coppin State freshman Patrick Cole earned his third Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week honor the league announced on Monday.
Cole averaged 23.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game against Hampton and North Carolina Central.
He scored a career-high 29 points, including making two free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining in overtime, to lead the Eagles to a 67-65 victory at Hampton. He was 9-of-17 from the floor and made 7-of-8 free throw attempts.
Cole then scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds at North Carolina Central.
He also shot 46.7 percent from the floor and 85.7 percent from the free throw line in the two games.
Cole previously won the award on Nov. 12 and Nov. 16.
Posted on 30 November 2012 by WNST Staff
BALTIMORE — The Coppin State men’s basketball team will travel to Bloomington, Ind., to take on top-ranked Indiana on Saturday in Assembly Hall in the Eagles first-ever meeting with the number one ranked team in the nation.
Coppin State, which has faced 48 ranked teams in its history, has played five games against teams ranked fourth in the nation, which stood as its highest-ranked opponent to date. The Eagles met Kansas in 1994, Missouri in 2003, Oklahoma in 2009 and Connecticut in 2010 and 2011 who were all ranked fourth at the time of the game.
The Eagles will bring a 1-5 record into the game after having lost to Loyola 67-51 on Wednesday in the Physical Education Complex.
Coppin State has been led offensively by freshman Patrick Cole and senior Troy Franklin and defensively by junior Michael Murray. Cole leads the Eagles averaging 15.3 points per game, while Franklin is averaging 12.8 points per game. The two also rank one-two in assists, steals and three-point baskets. Murray has posted five consecutive double-figure rebounding games and four consecutive double-doubles to lead the CSU defensive effort.
Indiana, which is undefeated at 7-0, is paced by all-America Cody Zeller who is averaging 15.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. The Hoosiers have five players averaging in double figures and are averaging 87.9 points per game.
The Hoosiers routed No. 13 North Carolina 83-59 in their latest game and have allowed only one opponent to score more than 61 points on them this season.
The game, which can be seen on the Big Ten Network, will tip at 7:30 p.m.
Posted on 12 November 2012 by WNST Staff
NORFOLK, Va. — Coppin State’s Patrick Cole was named the Co-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week the league announced on Monday. Cole shared the award with Darryl Palmer of South Carolina State.
Cole scored 25 points against USC in his Coppin State debut. He finished the game 7-of-13 from the floor and made 3-of-4 three-point attempts to lead the Eagles in scoring against the Trojans. He also added a game-high six steals.
Cole scored the most points by a Coppin State player in a season opener since Jorge Cajigas had 28 points against UMBC on Nov. 19, 1999. It also was the most points scored by a CSU freshman in a season-opening game since the Eagles joined the MEAC in 1985-86.
Brandon Goode of Norfolk State was named the MEAC Player of the Week and Marques Oliver of Delaware State was honored as the Defensive Player of the Week.
Coppin State will face Texas tonight at 8 p.m. in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational in Austin, Texas.
Posted on 10 November 2012 by WNST Staff
LOS ANGELES — Freshman Patrick Cole scored a game-high 25 points and senior Troy Franklin added 23 points, but Coppin State dropped its season opener to USC 87-73 in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational on Friday in the Galen Center.
Cole finished the game 7-of-13 from the floor and 8-of-11 from the free throw line to lead all scorers, while Franklin was 5-of-10 from the field and 11-of-14 from the line to finish with 23 points in his Coppin State debut.
Cole and Franklin combined to score 48 of Coppin State’s 73 points and were a combined 12-of-23 shooting. The rest of the Eagle team scored 25 points on 8-of-34 shooting.
Byron Wesley and J.T. Terrell each had 17 points to lead the Trojans, while Omar Oraby chipped in 16 points off the bench.
USC, which was also playing its season opener, out-rebounded the Eagles 44-27 and outscored Coppin State 19-2 on second-chance points.
Coppin State will continue play in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational against Texas on Monday (Nov. 12) in Austin, Texas.