Michael Harper scored 17 points, and Tywain McKee converted a three-point play with 24.1 seconds remaining to lift defending champion Coppin State (13-18) to a 66-63 victory over North Carolina A&T; (16-16) in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament last night in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Fifth seed Coppin State advances to play top seed Morgan State in the semifinals today.
Towson 40, Delaware 37: : Shanae Baker-Brice scored a game-high 12 points with eight rebounds and three steals for the Tigers in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in Harrisonburg, Va. The Tigers (17-12) face top seed Drexel in the quarterfinals at noon today.
UMES 70, Morgan State 59: : Casey Morton had a career-high 24 points to power the Hawks (15-13) past the Bears (17-13) in the MEAC quarterfinals.