State hoops roundup (Nov. 28): Coppin St. men drop 8th in a row, 76-73 to D-II Chestnut Hill

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Division II Chestnut Hill sidestepped Coppin State's second-half comeback bid.

Demetrius Isaac scored 18 points and the Division II Chestnut Hill men's basketball team sidestepped Coppin State's second-half comeback bid for a 76-73 win on Monday night.

It was the eighth consecutive loss to open the season for the Eagles.

Dakpe Yiljep added 17 points and nine rebounds, and Liban Awl finished with 13 points for the visiting Griffins (3-3), who held Coppin State to 42.9 percent shooting and 4-for-16 from 3-point range.

Chestnut Hill led by 13 in the first half and took a 40-33 lead at halftime. A 3-point play by Awl put the Griffins up 69-58 with 5:45 to go. The Eagles responded with a 13-4 run, cutting their deficit to 73-71 on two free throws by Juwan Davenport with 58 seconds left.

Coppin State had a final chance to tie the score on its last possession, but Tre' Thomas' 3-point try missed. Dejaun Clayton led the Eagles with 19 points.

Arkansas 89, Mount St. Mary's 76: Daryl Macon scored a career-high 15 points as the host Razorbacks topped the Mountaineers.

Arkansas (4-1) improved to 50-1 at home against unranked nonconference opponents under coach Mike Anderson. The Razorbacks lost to Minnesota last week.

Macon, coming off the bench for the first time this season, topped his previous best of 13 points in just 18 minutes.

Elijah Long led the Mountaineers (1-7) with 24 points and Greg Alexander had 12.

High Point 62, Morgan State 61: Anthony Lindauer hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Panthers erased a 20-point second-half deficit to beat the host Bears.

High Point was just 1-for-16 from 3-point range before Lindauer's basket capped a 16-3 run in the final 90 seconds.

Morgan State (2-5) had a 13-point advantage with 2:02 left, but High Point cut it to 59-50 with 1:17 remaining.

Morgan State guard Tiwian Kendley was called for a charge with 45.5 seconds left and Ricky Madison split a pair from the line to pull High Point to 60-55.

Kyle Thomas was tied up on the ensuing inbound play and the Panthers took possession with 29.1 seconds left. Andre Fox was fouled on a jumper and hit both free throws to make it 60-57. Morgan State broke the press but David Syfax missed the layup and Miles Bowman Jr. converted at the other end with 6.9 seconds left to make it 60-59.

Stanley Davis was fouled with 4.7 seconds left and hit 1 of 2 free throws to extend the lead for Morgan State to 61-59.

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