Dylon Cormier scored a career-high 27 points as Loyola (Maryland) ran its winning streak to six games with a 67-51 victory over Coppin State in a Wednesday cross-town Baltimore clash.
The Greyhounds (7-1) rallied from a 30-27 halftime deficit, opened a 54-44 lead off a short shot by freshman Jarred Jones with 8:48 to play and never saw their edge dip below eight through the balance of the non-conference game at the Eagles' Physical Education Complex.
Cormier, a junior guard, was 7-for-14 from the field and 11-for-12 from the free-throw line. Loyola forward Anthony Winbush collected 12 points and 21 rebounds, while Jones added nine points and five boards.
Michael Murray topped for Coppin State (1-5) with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Leading Eagles scorer Patrick Cole, who came in with a 17-point average, was held scoreless for the game's first 25 minutes and closed with seven points.
Loyola's lone loss was an 85-63 setback at Washington on Nov. 11. Coppin State snapped a season-opening four-game losing streak Saturday in a 98-78 victory over Cheyney.
Both teams resume play Saturday. The Greyhounds are at Florida Gulf Coast, while the Eagles travel to top-ranked Indiana.