The 1996-1997 Coppin State Eagles went 15-3 winning the MEAC regular season championship. To get to the NCAA Tournament they'd have to also win the MEAC conference tournament. And Fang Mitchell's squad did just that in very dramatic fashion. First was an OT, 90-88, win over Maryland-Eastern Shore and then another OT win 3 nights later in the MEAC Championship game beating North Carolina A&T, 81-74.
With the MEAC Tournament championship in tow, the Eagles were given the #15 seed in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament. Their first round matchup was against the #2 seed South Carolina Gamecocks. Led by 22 points from Danny Singletary and another 20 from Antoine Brockington, Coppin State handled South Carolina, 78-65 to shake up the entire tournament.
The Eagles were one game away from a Sweet 16 appearance with the #10 Texas Longhorns standing in the way. After getting down 10 in the first half, Coppin State fought all the way back before falling just short, 82-81.
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