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Coppin State vs Bethune-Cookman

Bethune-Cookman 89, Coppin St. 76


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - 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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Coppin State Eagles
M. Murray, F375-113-561514
B. St. Louis, F150-20-03020
T. Cephas, G379-144-440227
A. Armstrong, G364-147-721517
C. Johnson, G171-40-03232
Z. Burnham190-32-24012
S. Smith182-40-01226
P. Cole123-94-602510
C. Ieans90-00-02000
Totals 24-6120-242782578
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
A. Coleman, F4011-206-1297228
J. Bryant, F358-153-5102419
M. Mack, F202-34-46028
K. Dukes, G388-151-212322
R. Johnson, G261-22-31844
A. Smith202-41-27035
P. Scotland110-20-02130
M. Jackson101-20-00023
Totals 33-6317-2840202389
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Savannah St.0-03-2174
Coppin St.0-02-2146
Florida A&M0-02-3124
Morgan St.0-02-3189
S.C. State0-02-3296
N.C. Central0-01-3198
Norfolk St.0-01-4266
Md.-E. Shore0-00-4341
Delaware St.0-00-5337
N.C. A&T0-00-6283