Coppin St. holds off North Carolina A&T in 73-68 win

BALTIMORE (AP) Terry Harris Jr. scored 22 and collected seven rebounds, and Keith Shivers added 16 points as Coppin State defeated North Carolina A&T 73-68 Wednesday night.

James Sylvester hit two free throws with 2:34 to play to give Coppin St. a 68-60 lead with 2:34 to play. North Carolina A&T went on an 8-2 run, capped when Ahmad Abdullah hit a jumper with five seconds left to cut the lead to 70-68 but the Aggies ran out of time.

Coppin State (5-14, 3-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic) led 33-30 at the break.

Sam Hunt finished with 16 points, Abdullah had 15 and James Whitaker had 13 points for North Carolina A&T (5-17, 2-6). The Aggies have lost 10 of their last 11 games.

The teams combined to commit 47 fouls.

Coppin State, which hit four 3s, has made at least one 3-pointer in 178 straight games, the longest streak in the NCAA.

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