Through 12 minutes of the opening round of the MEAC Tournament, North Carolina Central only managed to connect on three field goals against Coppin State.
The Eagles were 3-of-17 (17 percent) from the field at the under eight media timeout, trailing Coppin, 11-10. Freshman guard Jordan Perkins, freshman guard Reggie Gardner, Jr. and senior forward Dominique Reid were the only Eagles to make a field goal up until the 7:22 mark. Five different players were a combined 0-for-8 from the field.
North Carolina Central tied the game at 11 with 6:22 remaining in the first half after one free throw from John Guerra. Coppin State wasn't exactly on fire, shooting 14 percent (3-for-21) from the field.