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After 17 losses (and two overtimes), Coppin State wins first game under Dixon

After 17 losses (and two overtimes), Coppin State wins first game under Dixon

The Coppin State men’s basketball team had a late second-half lead in Monday’s game against Florida A&M. It couldn’t hold on.

The Eagles had another shot at victory in the first overtime. That went nowhere, either.

Then Coppin State and coach Juan Dixon did something by now unexpected of a team that ended last season with three straight losses and opened this season with 17 losses in 17 games: They won.

Forward Chad Andrews-Fulton scored the go-ahead layup with 12 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, and the visiting Rattlers missed the would-be game-winning jumper at the buzzer, an appropriately dramatic end to the Eagles’ 79-78 win at the Physical...

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