Hawks hosting MEAC No. 3 Morgan State to end regular season
March 1, 2017

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland -

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will finish up the regular season at home on Thursday night against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference No. 3 Morgan State. It is a senior night double dip and the mens game will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Hawks (11-19, 8-7 MEAC) are coming off a loss at Howard, while the Bears (14-14, 11-4 MEAC) are fresh off a win against Coppin State and are on a four-game win streak.

Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) continues to lead the Hawks in scoring (17.7 points per game), rebounding (6.1) and has been a model of consistency reaching double digits in 27 of 30 games this season. He has five double doubles this season and has eclipse 20 points 10 times.

Ryan Andino (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is second on the team with 13.2 points per game, good for Top 15 in the MEAC. He is also tied for third in the NCAA in total three pointers (109) and is fifth in 3s per game (3.6). Andino has eclipsed the 20-point threshold seven times this season, but has struggled lately scoring in double digits in just three of his last eight games.

Logan McIntosh (Atlanta, Georgia) is averaging 13.7 points, 3.0 assist and 7.0 rebounds per game over the last three games.

Dontae Caldwell (Santa, Ana, California) is second on the team in rebounding with 5.3 per game to go along with 9.1 points and 1.5 assists.


 

 

The Bears are tops in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage defense (.281) and rank No. 5 in offensive rebounds per game (14.2).

Morgan State is No. 2 in the MEAC in free throw percentage (70.1), scoring defense (70.9) and rebounding offense (39.0).

Morgan State junior forward Phillip Carr has been one of the MEACs most imposing big men this season. The Brooklynite ranks sixth in scoring and leads the league in rebounding and minutes per game. Carr has recorded 11 double-doubles this year, including a career-best 29 points with 12 boards in the Bears MEAC-opening win at Norfolk State.

But Carr doesnt lead the team in scoring. That distinction goes to 6-foot-5, 190-pound junior Tiwian Kendley who averages 21.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game and reached double digits in each of the 21 games he has played this season and surpassed 20 points 12 times.

The Bears hold a 51-36 record against the Hawks all time. The Hawks have won the last four regular season meetings, but Morgan State eliminated Eastern Shore, 65-58, from the 2016 MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Virginia.

Eastern Shore will hold the No. 5 seed in next weeks MEAC Tournament regardless of the outcome of Thursdays game and will face MEAC No. 12 seed North Carolina A&T for a third time this season, on Monday (March 6) at 5 p.m. at the Scope in Norfolk Virginia.

Games can be heard locally on Fox Sports Radio 960 AM WTGM or on www.EasternShoreHawks.com. Will DeBoer and David Byrd will have the call Thursday from the William P. Hytche Athletic Center on The Shore Sports Network.

Season tickets for the 2016-2017 season are still on sale starting at just $125, for all mens and womens home games. Did you know that a purchasing a season ticket helps all sports at Maryland Eastern Shore, not just basketball?  To purchase season tickets, click here. For more information about the 1ticKet Drive, log on to the web at easternshorehawks.com or call 410-651-6499.  Its time to show your #HawkPride!

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