Coppin State pushes past Morgan State 88-77
BALTIMORE (AP) Sterling Smith and Taariq Cephas combined for 41 points to lead Coppin State to an 88-77 win over Morgan State, to break a ninth place tie in the Mid-Eastern Atlantic between the two teams.
Morgan State assisted on 21 of its 30 made baskets.
Smith hit a 3 with 13:48 remaining to stretch the lead to 15, the largest deficit of the game. Five-straight Bears points cut Coppin State's lead to eight, but Morgan State would only score one point in the final 2:24.