Bakari Copeland scored 25 points with nine rebounds, Ryan Andino hit five 3-pointers for 15 points, and UMES rallied to beat North Carolina A&T, 75-65, in Monday night's opening round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Norfolk, Va.
The fifth-seeded Hawks (14-19) advance to play No. 4 Hampton (14-15) in Thursday's quarterfinal.
Tyler Jones scored 12 points for the Hawks, who shot 46 percent from the floor and 8-for-22 from behind the arc to the Aggies 42 percent and 6-for-22.
Trailing by four at halftime, the Hawks made 10 of their first 13 shots of the second half and rallied to a 59-45 lead.
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