Coppin St. 50, Howard 46

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BALTIMORE (AP)—Tywain McKee’s 19 points and Coppin State’s stifling defense helped the Eagles to a 50-46 win over Howard on Saturday.

Antwan Harrison added nine points, and the Eagles (9-18, 7-8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) got 16 points from their bench.

Darek Mitchell led the Bison (9-18, 5-10 MEAC) with 14 points, and Kandi Mukole scored 10.

The Bison shot just 31 percent, compiling the lowest shooting percentage and point total by a Coppin State opponent this season.

The Eagles used an 8-1 run midway through the second half to take control of a tight game, building a 40-30 lead with 9:03 remaining.

But Howard rallied with a 13-5 run to get within two in the final minute. Darryl Roberts hit a jumper with 29 seconds remaining and the shot clock winding town to give Coppin State a 47-43 advantage, and McKee sealed the win when he hit a pair of free throws with eight seconds left.

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 Top Performers
 Howard
D. Mitchell D. Mitchell
4-8,  14 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Coppin St.
T. McKee T. McKee
6-18,  19 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists

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