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.
Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.
|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|