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BALTIMORE, Md. — The South Carolina State men’s and women’s basketball team will be on the road for a two-game Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference road swing beginning with Morgan State Saturday (Jan.12), followed by Coppin State Monday (Jan. 14) in Baltimore.

The women’s contest will tip off at 2 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. start for the men’s game vs. Morgan State.

Last time out, both the men and women teams suffered tough home losses last Saturday in their MEAC openers vs. league rival North Carolina A&T State.

The Bulldogs dropped a tough 80-77 decision in overtime to the Aggies. Junior guard Lavar Harewood led the way with a team-high 22 points, while junior All-MEAC Preseason selection Damani Applewhite added a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Applewhite is the leader for the Bulldogs at 18.9 points and 7.0 rebounds. Senior point Janai Raynor-Powell controls the temp with 9.9 points and 3.3 rebounds.

Morgan State (6-9) looks to rebound after falling 88-87 to Savannah State in overtime. Kyson Rawls finished with a team-high 20 points.

On the women’s side, the Lady Bulldogs fell short in a 58-44 contest to the Lady Aggies. Senior guard Rhein Beamon led the charge with 13 points, while forward junior Taylor Brown grabbed nine rebounds.

Brown leads the way for the women in scoring with 13.6 points and 7.8 rebounds and teammate Kemoni Jenkins adds 10.6 points and 3.6 rebounds.

Morgan State (3-13) enters the contest after knocking off Savannah State 63-47. Adre’onia Coleman led the way with a double-double, tossing in 24 points and getting 15 rebounds.

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