Murray tallied game highs of 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Smith had 13 points and 12 boards. The duo's work on the glass helped Coppin State win the rebound battle 41-31.
Coppin State took a 41-30 lead into halftime after hitting 59.3 percent (16 of 27) of its shots in the first half, including 3 of 7 beyond the arc. The sharpshooting cooled in the second half, as the team dipped to 38.7 percent (12 of 31), but the Eagles outscored the Retrievers 18-8 in the paint and 17-6 off turnovers as they continued to build the lead.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|