By Taylor Rogers
DOVER, Del.– The Delaware State University men's basketball team host the Coppin State University 7:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Hall in Dover.
DSU (11-13, 5-4 MEAC) won its last two games climbing from sixth to fourth in the league. The Hornets are coming off their 91-85 win against UMES on Feb. 14.
Kendal Williams led the team into double-figures while attaining a career-high 22-points during the game. Williams' highlights include four three-point field goals (4-7) and five assists.
Amere May's off-balanced jump gave DSU an 89-85 lead with 12 seconds left to play. May gained 20 points for the Hornets throughout the contest.
The Hornets are a half game behind third place Howard (7-4) in the MEAC rankings.
CSU (14-12, 7-4 MEAC) is in the midst of ending their two-game losing streak. The Eagles are coming from a 77-60 home court loss to Howard.
Taariq Cephas led CSU with 18 points and is second in the teams' scoring (11.9 ppg). Cephas tops in assists with 120 and ranks second in the MEAC (4.8 ppg)
Sterling Smith added 17 points during the game and leads the Eagles in scoring at (12.9 ppg). Also, Smith has a team high with 58 three-point field goals.
Mondays match will be the first of two scheduled meetings between the Hornets and Eagles this season. Last year, CSU swept the matches winning 73-54 in Dover and 54-53 at home.
This year, the Eagles are 10th the MEAC standings. They meet the Hornets again this season on March 5 in Baltimore.