Pepperdine snaps losing streak, beats Coppin State
HONOLULU (AP)—Lorne Jackson made a driving layup with six seconds left to lead Pepperdine to a 58-56 win over Coppin State Monday in a consolation game at the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic.
The Waves (2-12) snapped a 12-game losing streak dating back to Nov. 16 and will play in Tuesday’s fifth-place game. The Eagles (1-10) dropped their 10th straight and will play in the seventh-place game.
Coppin State’s Tywain McKee made the second of two free throws to tie it at 56 with 42 seconds left.
Jackson missed a 16-foot jumper with 19 seconds to play, but the Waves kept possession after the a Coppin State player knocked the ball out of bounds. Jackson then drove the lane, splitting a pair of defenders to lay it in with his right hand.
Mychel Thompson led Pepperdine with 18 points, Dane Suttle Jr. added 15 points and Jackson had 10. McKee led all scorers with 21 points.