ORANGEBURG, SC (January 8, 2022) —Freshman guard T.J. Madlock tossed in a team-high 21 points along with nine (9) rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as South Carolina State suffered its first league loss, 74-65, to visiting Coppin State Saturday (Jan. 8th) at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center.

Cameron Jones finished with 14 points and six (6) rebounds and Latavian Lawrence added 11 in the loss. Meanwhile, Coppin State was led by Tyree Corbett with the games only double-double with 23 points and 22 rebounds in the win.

Despite the loss, the Bulldogs led in every major category including points in the paint (34-26), points off turnovers (19-12), 2nd chance points (18-5), fast break points (6-4), and bench points (18-10). The Bulldogs defense force the Eagles team to a game-high 19 turnovers on the day.

The Bulldogs fall to 7-9 overall, 0-1 in the MEAC, while Coppin State improves to 2-14 overall, 1-0 in the league.

Next up South Carolina State returns to conference play on Monday (Jan.10th) when they host Morgan State in a 6 p.m. start at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center.