BALTIMORE -- Senior guard Troy Franklin had another big game for Coppin State, but the Eagles couldn't overcome Howard's hot shooting Saturday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game at the Physical Education Complex. Senior forward Mike Phillips had 15 points and seven rebounds, leading the Bison to a 70-60 victory over the Eagles. Phillips was one of four players who scored in double figures for Howard (4-12, 1-1 MEAC), which snapped a four-game losing streak. Sophomore forward Emmanuel Okoroh II and sophomore guard Simuel Frazier scored 13 points apiece, and sophomore guard Brandon Ford came off the bench to score 10. Okoroh also had eight rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots. Franklin scored 24 points for Coppin State (3-12, 0-1), which has lost four in a row since beating Towson on Dec. 19 and had not played at home since entertaining Saint Joseph's on Dec. 1. Howard shot 51.2 percent and made 24 of 31 free throws while holding Coppin State to 36.1 percent shooting. The Eagles made 11 3-pointers but just 5 of 14 free throws.
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