Scores

Final

Coppin State 78

(8-24, 5-11 MEAC)

Bethune-Cookman 89

(13-19, 7-9 MEAC)

4:00 PM ET, March 12, 2013

Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia

1 2 T
COPP 33 4578
COOK 32 5789

Top Performers

Coppin State: T. Cephas 27 Pts, 4 Reb

Bethune-Cookman: A. Coleman 28 Pts, 9 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

Bethune-Cookman 89, Coppin St. 76

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. -- Adrien Coleman scored 28 points and Kevin Dukes added 22 as Bethune-Cookman defeated Coppin State 89-78 Tuesday in a first-round game at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

Coleman, the conference's leading scorer, and Dukes scored nine points each during a 25-5 run that gave the eighth-seeded Wildcats (13-19) a 57-38 lead with 11:09 remaining.

Bethune-Cookman, which will play top-seeded Norfolk State in the quarterfinals Wednesday night, shot 52.4 percent (33 of 63) to end a three-game losing streak.

Javoris Bryant added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats, who outrebounded Coppin State 40-27 and outscored the Eagles 50-20 in the paint.

Taariq Cephas scored 27 points to lead the ninth-seeded Eagles (8-24), who defeated Bethune-Cookman 69-61 last Thursday in the teams' regular-season finale. Andre Armstrong added 17 points and Michael Murray 14.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COPP
COOK
Points 78 89
FG Made-Attempted 24-61 (.393) 33-63 (.524)
3P Made-Attempted 10-27 (.370) 6-17 (.353)
FT Made-Attempted 20-24 (.833) 17-28 (.607)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 11

2012-13 Season

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