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Game Preview - Georgetown vs. Coppin State

Game 1 - Georgetown vs. Coppin State


Nuts & Bolts


  • Date: November 8, 2022

  • Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

  • Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

  • How to Watch: Fox Sports 1

  • Matchup History: Georgetown 3-0 all-time vs. Coppin State

  • Last Meeting: Georgetown def. Coppin State 80-48 on 12/8/20

  • Betting Lines: Via DraftKings

    • Spread: Georgetown -18.5

    • Over/Under: 148

  • Official Game Notes: HERE

  • Follow Along on Twitter

 
  • Head Coach: Patrick Ewing (6th season, 68-84 record at Georgetown)

  • Record: 0-0 (0-0 in Big East), 6-25 (0-20 in Big East last season)

  • Last Time Out: N/A

    • Highlights: N/A

  • Player to Watch: Qudus Wahab


Last year on opening night, The Hoyas lost a heartbreaker to Dartmouth in what eventually led to a 6-25 overall record.


Tonight marks the beginning of a new era on the court for Georgetown, as the Hoyas will likely have an entirely new starting lineup from a year ago. This roster features eight transferred players and two freshmen.


Qudus Wahab returns to Georgetown after a year away at Maryland. He spent his freshman season with a Hoya team that won the Big East Tournament. He’s my player to watch in the opener as the starting center for a team that’ll need to control the paint to find success in 2022-23.


It’s crucial for head coach Patrick Ewing to get his Hoyas off to a fast start against a Coppin State team that plays its second game in as many days.

 
  • Head Coach: Juan Dixon (6th season, 42-109 record at Coppin State)

  • Record: 0-1 (0-0 in MEAC), 9-23 (6-8 in MEAC last season)

  • Last Time Out: Lost 82-59 @ Charlotte on 11/7/22

  • Player to Watch: Sam Sessoms


You don’t normally see teams play back-to-back games, but that’s what Coppin State is dealing with to open up the 2022-23 campaign.


The Eagles were off to a 1-14 start a season ago and opened up the year on Monday night with a 82-59 defeat against Charlotte.


Senior guard Sam Sessoms was the only Eagle who scored in double-figures, pouring in 24 points in 28 minutes. He was 10-15 from the field and did not miss a two-point shot all game (2-7 from three).


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