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Coppin State falls flat in second half

Coppin State falls flat in second half

His players would not be available postgame, not after this loss, so Coppin State men's basketball coach Michael Grant went long when he heard the question Monday night, as if he had borrowed time from the Eagles players hurting in the locker room.

Coppin had come into its home game against Norfolk State atop the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference standings, and now, after a lopsided second half produced a dispiriting 74-64 loss, Grant was asked what his team would have to do to better handle the prosperity that for so long had eluded the Physical Education Complex in Baltimore.

He spoke for nearly two minutes. He talked about being coachable, about being "the best...