Coppin State holds off George Washington
HONOLULU (AP)—Tywain McKee led all scorers with 16 points Tuesday to lift Coppin State to a 57-53 win over George Washington in the seventh-place game of Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic.
The Eagles (2-10) snapped a 10-game losing streak while the Colonials (6-5) dropped their third straight game in Hawaii.
McKee also had eight rebounds and four assists. Sam Coleman added 14 points and Michael Harper had eight points and six boards for Coppin State. Damian Hollis and Noel Wilmore led George Washington with 14 points apiece and Travis King added 11.
Coppin State outrebounded George Washington 38 to 27.
The Eagles led by as many as 19 on Harper’s putback, which capped a 19-0 run with 1:14 left in the first half.
Hollis hit a 3-pointer on the Colonials’ next possession to end a scoring drought of nearly nine minutes.