BALTIMORE -- Arnold Louis grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds to go along with a season-high 16 points and Savannah State rallied from a nine-point first-half deficit to defeat Coppin State 56-48 Saturday in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action.
The Tigers (7-9, 1-1), coming off an 84-40 win over Allen that snapped a six-skid, opened the second half with a 17-2 surge to lead 35-27.
Coppin State closed to 39-37 on Andre Armstrong's layup with 8:54 left, but Savannah State answered with Preston Blackman's 3-pointer and Khiry White's three-point play. The Eagles could get no closer than four in the final 5:19.
Rashad Hassan and Preston Blackman added 10 points apiece for the Tigers.
Coppin State (3-14, 0-2), which led 25-16 with 3:41 left in the first half, posted its lowest scoring output since losing to Texas 69-46 on Nov. 12.
Michael Murray's 10 points paced the Eagles, who have lost five straight.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.
|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|