Florida A&M 63, Coppin St. 48
BALTIMORE (AP)—Lamar Twitty scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed four rebounds, and Florida A&M defeated Coppin State 63-48 Monday night.
Akini Akini and Jon Mason each contributed 11 points for Florida A&M (6-11, 2-3 MEAC). Akini pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.
Florida A&M shot 51.1 percent from the floor, but Coppin State was limited to 28.3 percent shooting and didn’t shoot above 30 percent in either half.
A three-point play by Akini gave Florida A&M a 17-6 lead with 11:01 to play in the first half. Tywain McKee scored four points and Chuka Iloegbu added three as Coppin State answered on an 11-0 run to tie the game at 17-17 with 6:00 to play.
But Florida A&M shot 68.4 percent from the floor in the second half and twice led by as much as 20 points.
McKee scored a team-high 15 points for Coppin (4-15, 0-5). Robert Pressey grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.