Florida A&M at Coppin State, 7:30 PM Eastern, coppinstatesports.com
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On a day when most of the college sports world will be focused on football, we here at HoopsHD are focusing on the battle for another title — our annual Centenary Award. This is the Award given by the HoopsHD staff every year to the team that finishes, in our opinions, 351st out of the 351 Division I teams. Entering tonight’s game, Coppin State is one of only two winless teams in D1 and therefore among the early favorites to claim this title for 2017-18. The Eagles are 0-17 including four losses against teams ranked outside the top 250 in RPI. However, playing at home tonight against the team currently ranked 333 in RPI, they have a chance to pick up that first win.
Florida A&M enters tonight’s game at 2-16 overall, but only 1-16 against D1 foes. Their sole win against Division I came last time out when they knocked off Howard at home 84-76. A loss by FAMU tonight could vault them back down into contention for the Centenary despite the two victories, while a win may all but secure that they will not take the very non-prestigious title this season. In other words, with all eyes on football tonight, there is very little to watch in college hoops, and following the battle for who will be the worst may just be one of the few games worth tuning in to.