Coppin freshman Cole honored by MEAC

January 28, 2013 | 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.