Scores

Final

Coppin State 63

(6-22, 3-10 MEAC)

Howard 56

(6-22, 3-11 MEAC)

4:00 PM ET, February 23, 2013

Burr Arena, Washington, District of Columbia

1 2 T
COPP 31 3263
HOW 27 2956

Top Performers

Coppin State: M. Murray 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Howard: M. Phillips 12 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Blk

Coppin St. 63, Howard 56

Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Patrick Cole scored eight of his 14 points in the final 3:07 as Coppin State defeated Howard 63-56 Saturday to end a seven-game losing streak.

Michael Murray, who scored 16 points for the Eagles (6-22, 3-10 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), got nine during a 17-6 run to start the second half that gave Coppin State a 48-33 lead.

Taariq Cephas, who finished with 14 points for Coppin State, along with Andre Armstrong, had seven points during the run.

The Bison (6-22, 3-11) cut Coppin State's lead to 56-53 with 2:55 left but got no closer as they lost their fourth straight.

Two consecutive jumpers by Cole made it 60-53 at the 1:05 mark.

Mike Phillips had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Howard, and Tre Lee and Anton Dickerson scored 11 each.

The Bison had a 49-38 rebounding advantage but were hurt by 10 second-half turnovers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COPP
HOW
Points 63 56
FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 20-66 (.303)
3P Made-Attempted 6-24 (.250) 6-30 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 10-17 (.588)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 13 0

2012-13 Season

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