The Coppin State Eagles fell to 1-11 overall following an 87-64 loss to Eastern Michigan on Dec. 23 in Ypsilanti, Mich.


It marked the seventh straight loss for Coppin State, who were also routed by the University of Michigan on Dec. 22 amid a very difficult non-conference schedule.

The Eagles fell behind by double digits early against Eastern Michigan, thanks to hot shooting from junior forward Karrington Ward. Coppin State trailed 34-24 at halftime and Eastern Michigan continued to build on their lead with more than 50 points scored in the second half. Ward eventually finished with 23 points, while his teammate, freshman guard Raven Lee, added 21 points.

Coppin State was led by junior forward Sterlin Smith with 14 points; senior forward Arnold Fripp and sophomore guard Christian Kessee each scored 13 points.

Coppin State will continue their extended non-conference schedule with a Dec. 28 matchup against the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., followed by a home game against Eastern Kentucky on Dec. 30 and a road game against Akron University on Jan. 3.