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Morgan State roars past Coppin State in second half to advance to MEAC men’s basketball final | COLLEGE ROUNDUP

De’Torrion Ware had 29 points and 15 rebounds as Morgan State surged in the second half to beat Coppin State, 82-61, in the Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney semifinals on Friday night.

Malik Miller had 13 points and nine rebounds for Morgan State (14-7), which faces Norfolk State in the championship on Saturday for a chance at the NCAA tournament. Tahj-Malik Campbell added nine rebounds.

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Troy Baxter, whose 17 points per game coming into the matchup led the Bears, was held to seven points. He shot 20% from 3-point range (1 of 5).

Yuat Alok had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles (9-13). Nendah Tarke added 15 points and seven rebounds. Anthony Tarke had 10 points.

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DeJuan Clayton, who was second on the Eagles in scoring coming into the contest with 13 points per game, shot only 10% for the game (1 of 10).

Women’s basketball

North Carolina A&T 69, Morgan State 54: Adia Brisker scored a game-high 23 points, but the Bears (12-4) fell to the Aggies (13-2) in the semifinals of the MEAC tournament in Norfolk, Virginia. Deja Winters led N.C. A&T with 22 points.

The Aggies led start to finish and by as many as 16 points. N.C. A&T went 8-for-16 from the 3-point range and Morgan State went 0-for-10.

Women’s Lacrosse

No. 8 Maryland 9, Johns Hopkins 8, OT: Hannah Leubecker scored her game-high fourth goal and the game-winner unassisted with 3:08 left in overtime to lift the visiting Terps (3-1, 3-1 Big Ten) over the Blue Jays (2-4, 2-4). Maryland led 8-6 before Hopkins scored two goals over the final 10 minutes, including the tying goal by Aurora Cordingley with 6:09 left to force overtime. Cordingley, Maggie Schneidereith (Towson) and Mackenzie Heldberg each finished with two goals for the Blue Jays.

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The game was rescheduled from its original date of Feb. 14. Maryland hosts Ohio State Thursday and next Saturday. Hopkins travels to Michigan on March 26 and 28.

Men’s lacrosse

UMBC-Binghamton: The Retrievers have paused team activities due to COVID-19 protocols and the contest at Binghamton on Saturday has been postponed.

Towson-Hofstra: The Tigers’ game at Hofstra has been postponed following a positive COVID-19 test within the Hofstra athletic department.

Towson and Hofstra will work to look for makeup dates.

Men’s soccer

Maryland 2, Michigan 1: The Maryland men’s soccer team topped No. 6 Michigan in Brighton, Michigan, on Thursday. The win was head coach Sasho Cirovski’s 400th at Maryland. Seniors Mike Heitzmann and Paul Bin tallied for the Terps, who have now won two straight.

Football

Towson return: A year to the day after all athletic activities were suspended, the Tigers returned to the field for the first day of spring practice. On March 12, 2020, the team had its second spring practice before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the suspension, and later cancellation, of all NCAA competition for the reminder of the academic year. A year later, Towson is back on the field.

The Tigers practiced on the newly renovated Lower Fields Complex on Friday morning to kick off the spring season. Towson will be holding spring practices through March and into April, including scrimmages on selected weekends.

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