For the week of Nov. 14-20, Mid-Major Madness selected Coppin State guard Sam Sessoms as the Mid-Major Player of the Week following some outstanding performances to pick up a pair of wins for the Eagles.
The former Binghamton and Penn State standout has been off to an electric start this season, as he poured in 24 points against Charlotte in the program’s opener before he put up a double-double against Georgetown the next day to win MEAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
However, week two of the college basketball season is where Sessoms really hit his stride. Last Monday he tallied 24 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals to carry Coppin State to a 75-68 win over Navy.
Just a few days later, Sessoms tacked on his second double-double of the season with 24 points, 10 assists and five rebounds to take Tennessee Tech to overtime. He knocked in a game-tying three in the closing seconds and later converted a game-winning and-1 to secure a heavily-contested 90-85 victory for the Eagles.
Samuel Sessoms (@samuel_sessoms) got the GAME WINNING And-1 layup with 20.2 seconds left for Coppin State to win 90-85 in OT pic.twitter.com/xeyAbn3BXB— NCAA Buzzer Beaters & Game Winners (@NCAABuzzerBters) November 18, 2022
Additionally, with this performance, Sessoms reached over the 1,800-point mark for his career. The redshirt senior ranks 12th among active Division I players in points scored.
This past Saturday afternoon in a matchup with Marshall, Sessoms managed 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals as CSU’s win streak came to an end with a tough 86-67 defeat on the road.
Averaging a career-high of 22.5 PPG and 5.8 APG, Sessoms has Coppin State sitting at 3-3. The Eagles are set for upcoming visits to Towson and their second power-5 opponent of the season in Maryland.
While they fell just short of an NCAA Tournament appearance last year after advancing all the way 2022 MEAC Championship as a No. 7 seed, the Eagles have the pieces to avenge last season’s defeat, led by Sessoms.