The UMBC women's basketball team (0-1) opens its home schedule against Coppin State (0-1) Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the RAC Arena. The game will be regionally televised on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.
The Eagles were tabbed the preseason favorite to win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The two-time defending MEAC champions finished 22-9 last season, including 18-0 in league play, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The Eagles lost their season opener to George Washington, 63-53, on Nov. 12. Rashida Suber, the MEAC Preseason Player of the Year, led the team with 16 points.
The Retrievers are 9-6 all-time against the Eagles, but Coppin State has won the last four meetings.