Tayler Persons scored 19 points, including the game-winning three-point play, and had 10 assists to help the Ball State men's basketball team defeat Coppin State, 79-77, in Las Vegas on Monday.
Keith Shivers' basket with 43 seconds left gave Coppin State (0-6) its only lead of the game at 77-76 before Persons converted his three-point play with 28 seconds remaining.
Trey Moses then blocked a shot by Shivers, and the Cardinals' Sean Sellers got the rebound and was fouled. Sellers missed two free throws, however, giving the Eagles a final chance, but Dejuan Clayton missed a contested, left-handed layup as time ran out.
All of Persons' points came in the second half....