Coppin State tops N.C. A&T 66-63
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)—Michael Harper scored 17 points and Tywain McKee converted a three-point play with 24.1 seconds remaining to lift defending champion Coppin State to a 66-63 victory over North Carolina A&T in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday night.
Coppin State (13-18) led 62-61 when McKee stole a pass at midcourt and converted a three-point play to bring the Eagles’ advantage to 65-61 with 24.1 to play.
With the win, fifth-seeded Coppin State advances to play top-seeded Morgan State in the semifinals on Friday.
The Aggies (16-16) couldn’t get a shot off for a potential tie during the game’s last posession.
Ed Jones had 22 points for fourth-seeded North Carolina A&T, which committed 21 turnovers.