Delaware State (11-13, 6-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Association), which had lost two straight, trailed 22-15 before using a 22-4 run that spanned both halves to take a 37-26 lead with 10:57 left. Coppin State never got any closer than nine the rest of the way.
Bell made 5 of 9 shots, including three 3-pointers, in 16 minutes of action.
Delaware State made just 9 of 25 shots in the first half but improved to 50 percent (13 of 26) after intermission. The Hornets outrebounded Coppin State 33-26 and scored 11 second-chance points off the advantage.
Coppin State (5-21, 2-9) shot 39 percent (18 of 46) and attempted just four free throws.
Taariq Cephas had 14 points for Coppin State, which got just 10 points off the bench.
Delaware has hired Notre Dame assistant Martin Ingelsby as its next men's basketball head coach, sources told ESPN's Jeff Borzello.
Michigan State-Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge will pit two of the best recruiting classes in the nation. Here's a look at all the games.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge will be highlighted by Duke's tilt with Michigan State and Indiana's showdown with North Carolina.
|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|