Staten Island, N.Y. -- Senior guard Jonathon Williams posted career highs of 33 points and 17 rebounds, leading Wagner to a 77-65 overtime victory over Coppin State on Saturday at the Spiro Sports Center.
Coppin State was led by Michael Murray, who scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
The game was close throughout the first half with neither team leading by more than five points. Sterling Smith scored as time expired to give Coppin State a 28-23 lead at intermission.
The Eagles extended their lead to nine points early in the second half, but the Seahawks battled back, mounting a 19-2 run to take a 45-37 lead with 10:33 to go. It looked as though the Seahawks might pull away, but the Eagles rallied to tie the game at 52-52 on two free throws by Troy Franklin with 3:59 remaining.
Zach Burnham scored to give Coppin State a 62-58 lead with 1:29 to play, but Wagner forward Mario Moody tied the game at 62-62 with 26 seconds left.
Wagner dominated the extra session. Marcus Burton made two 3-pointers in a span of 1:14, spurring a 13-0 run that gave the Seahawks a 75-62 lead with 1:08 to go in overtime. The Seahawks eventually closed out their victory following a 23-minute delay for a power outage.