Georgetown is looking to return to an even .500 record with a win on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, a winless Coppin State is looking to finally put an end to its losing streak and capture that evasive first win of the season.
How to watch, listen, and stream
Game Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
TV: Fox Sports Network
RADIO: WNEW 99.1 FM (Georgetown)
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go (where available)
This will be the first time Coppin State and Georgetown have played against each other.
What to Watch For
Coppin State isn't exactly the biggest team around. At 6-foot-8, Izais Hicks and Terry Harris Jr. are the Eagles' tallest active players. Meanwhile, the Hoyas boast 6-10 Jessie Govan and 7-foot center Bradley Hayes in their frontcourt. No one on Coppin State's roster has the size to rumble with them down low, and it certainly won't be easy for the Eagles to score inside. So far, it's uncertain if Isaac Copeland will return to the court, after sitting out the Howard game with what was reported to be a "facial injury." Copeland's lengthy 6-9 frame would further complicate things for the Eagles.
So far this season, Coppin State has struggled to get its shots to fall. The Eagles have had a hard time scoring at all levels of the court. As a team, they are shooting 32.3 percent overall and 28.9 percent from beyond the arc. Free throws just become missed opportunities and aren't guaranteed. Coppin State has made a subpar 61.1 percent of its free throws this season, good for 338th in all of Division I basketball. Harris (72.7 percent) and Joshua Treadwell (71.4 percent) are the only two holding up that figure, as they are the only ones with a free throw shooting percentage that's higher than 70.
It's About How You Respond, Right?
Coppin State currently stands at 0-8 and is searching for its first win. The Eagles might have hit rock bottom in their previous game, when they lost 76-73 to Division II school Chestnut Hill, but they're hoping the result will bring out an inspired effort against the Hoyas. Meanwhile, for Georgetown and its supporters, this is only great news. There's no doubt that the Hoyas are the heavy favorite, but don't be surprised if an embarrassing loss to a Division II school was the motivation Coppin State needed to change its mindset.