CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Fairmont State University men's basketball team, the only Mountain East Conference squad to receive a first-place vote in the preseason poll besides West Liberty, visits the University of Charleston tonight for a league matchup at Eddie King Gym.
The Falcons (5-1, 1-1 MEC) are coming off a 91-75 victory over NAIA Division I member WVU Tech on Saturday.
Senior Brendan Cooper had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Coach Jerrod Calhoun's Falcons, who were coming off a loss to Glenville State five days earlier.
Leading the way for Fairmont State is former Logan star Stevie Browning, who averages 17.3 points and 5.7 rebounds.
Charleston (4-1, 1-1), which hasn't played since a 64-56 win at Wheeling Jesuit University on Nov. 25.
Senior Xavier Humphrey had a game-high 34 points Aleksander Kesic added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Golden Eagles.
The Charleston and Fairmont State women tipoff at 5:30 p.m.
The Golden Eagles (5-1, 1-1) dropped an 84-80 decision to West Liberty on Nov. 23. Chryess Lockhart and LeAnne Ross averaged 17 and 16 points respectively for Coach Adam Collins' team.
Former Scott High School star Makenzie White leads four double-digit scorers for the Falcons (3-2, 1-1) with 16.6 points.