Sterling Smith hit six 3-pointers and tied his career high with 24 points as Coppin State beat host North Carolina A&T, 84-71, on Monday night. It was the Eagles' third straight game with double-digit 3-pointers and their 14th with at least nine. Dallas Gary added 18 points, Christian Kessee 13 and Shomari Triggs 10 for Coppin State (3-17, 2-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Bruce Beckford led the Aggies (5-17, 2-6) with 18 points and 10 rebounds as they lost their third straight game at home for the first time since the 2005-06 season.

More men's college basketball: Michael Myers scored 18 points as visiting UMES beat winless Florida A&M, 72-65. The Hawks (12-10, 5-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) built a 39-30 halftime lead and held off a late charge as Florida A&M got within 64-62 with four minutes left. UMES closed on an 8-3 run for its first road sweep of the Rattlers and Bethune-Cookman since the 2000-01 season. Jermaine Ruttley led FAMU with 20 points, but the Rattlers (0-20, 0-7) went 1-for-11 from 3-point range. ... St. Mary's junior Tanner Brooks (St. Paul's) was honored as Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

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Women's college basketball: Despite forcing 23 turnovers, visiting Coppin State was routed by North Carolina A&T, 69-47. Genesis Lucas led the Eagles (3-14, 2-4 MEAC) with a career-best 13 points. The Aggies improved to 11-10, 4-4. ... Host Mount St. Mary's lost to Robert Morris, 68-44, for just its second home loss of the season. Jacqueline Brewer led the offensive attack for the Mount (7-12, 5-3 Northeast Conference) with 14 points to go with eight rebounds, while the Colonials (8-11, 6-2 NEC) shot 49.0 percent from the field. ... A strong scoring punch from its bench was not enough for visiting UMES in a 64-54 loss to Florida A&M. Hawks reserves outscored their Rattlers counterparts 18-2, including a season-high 12 points from Taylor Thompson. FAMU moved to 6-13, 3-4 MEAC and dropped UMES to 6-11, 3-4.

Men's college lacrosse: Salisbury led three Maryland schools in the top five of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's Division III preseason poll. The Sea Gulls were ranked No. 3, while Stevenson and Washington College followed at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.

Women's college lacrosse: Defending national champion Maryland was the unanimous pick in the Big Ten Conference coaches' preseason poll to win the league in its inaugural season. Seniors Megan Douty, Brooke Griffin (South River) and Kelly McPartland were selected as Maryland's players to watch.

Women's college volleyball: Former Fairfield coach Alija Pittenger has been named to the same post at Loyola Maryland.

Men's college track and field: Gettysburg junior David Kaiser (River Hill) was named Centennial Conference Field Athlete of the Week.

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