Savannah State 56, Coppin State 48By The Sports Xchange | The SportsXchange – Sat, Jan 12, 2013 7:00 PM EST
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Senior forward Arnold Louis turned in a monster performance, recording his second double-double of the season to lead Savannah State to a 56-48 victory over Coppin State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest Saturday at the Physical Education Complex. Louis posted season highs of 16 points and 19 rebounds for Savannah State (7-9, 1-1 in the MEAC), which has won its last two games after losing six in a row. Junior forward Michael Murray had 10 points to lead Coppin State (3-14, 0-2), which has lost five in a row since defeating Towson, 64-61, on Dec. 19. The game was tied, 16-16, with 5:36 remaining in the first half, but Coppin State went on a 9-0 run to take a 25-16 lead with 3:41 to go in the half. The Eagles led, 25-18, at the break, but the Tigers came out firing in the second half, outscoring Coppin State, 9-2 over the first 2:18 to tie the game, 27-27. Preston Blackman then made a layup to put Savannah State ahead, 29-27, part of a 14-0 run that gave the Tigers a 35-27 lead with 14:22 remaining, and the Eagles couldn't catch up.
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