Coppin State vs Norfolk State 3/12/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
The MEAC Conference Championship Tournament Finals or Saturday afternoon in Norfolk, VA as the Coppin State Eagles take on the Norfolk State Spartans. Coppin State got into the conference finals after shocking the conference riding a two game win streak following a six point win over North Carolina Central on Friday. Coppin State did just enough offensively making 43.4% of their shots and 41.4% from beyond the arc to score 79 points to pick up the victory.
Jesse Zarzuela led the way for the Coppin State offense scoring 27 points on 8 of 13 shooting. Nendah Tarke added 14 points and Justin Steers chipped in 13 points at a team high 13 rebounds off the bench.
The Norfolk State Spartans have rolled into the conference championship as the number one team overall on a five game win streak after a nine point win over Delaware State Friday. Norfolk State beat Morgan state 72-63 on Friday after shooting a blistering 51% from the floor to score 72 points in the game including 44 in the second half to break a halftime tie.
Offensively this season the Spartans have been dominant averaging 75.3 points per game on 46.4% shooting from the floor. Joe Bryant Jr. leads all scorers for Norfolk State averaging 16.5 points per game to go along with a team high 3.3 assists. Jalen Hawkins is second on the team scoring 13 points per game.
The Coppin State Eagles have shocked the conference making it this far, but their Cinderella story will end on Saturday afternoon. Norfolk State is and has been the best team in this conference all season and will finish the job. Take Norfolk State to roll Saturday afternoon to an easy win as they become the conference champions. Final Score Prediction, Norfolk State wins 79-62.