North Carolina Central Crushed Coppin State, Then Eviscerated Them In Postgame Press Release


There’s an old saying in sports.

When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.

North Carolina Central has either never heard this cliche — or doesn’t give a damn about applying it.

After destroying Coppin State, 91-43, in a MEAC quarterfinal matchup, the team’s website featured the most over-the-top game recap — one that oozes excess confidence.

NORFOLK, Va. – By now, North Carolina Central is way past the point of having to make any sort of statement.

So let’s call Wednesday’s 91-43 annihilation of Coppin State in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal a simple reaffirmation of the formidable task the rest of the league – especially those who made a mild threat to end the Eagles’ unbeaten streak during the regular season – has of dethroning the defending conference champions.

Jordan Parks posted a double-double of 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Eagles did what they’re supposed to do – crush any hope of an upset by a team that played its way into the final eight. And remember, Coppin State came one three-pointer shy of posting a win in Durham back in January.


There’s a reason North Carolina Central is so confident. The Eagles have won their last 35 games against conference opponents and are 46-2 in league games over the past three years.

But still … wasn’t the 48-point annihilation enough? Was it entirely necessary to throw salt in the wound as well?

On a very related note, you are all welcome to join me on the bandwagon of Central’s next opponent, if for no other reason than to see what the team’s coverage of a humbling loss would look like.

[H/T: College Basketball Talk]