Ronald Jackson had 21 points and 14 rebounds as North Carolina A&T edged past Coppin State, 82-79, in overtime in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday night in Norfolk, Va.
Quavius Copeland had 14 points for No. 2 seed N.C. A&T (19-12). Terry Harris added 14 points. Kameron Langley had 10 points and 12 assists for NC A&T.
Milik Gantz, the Aggies’ second leading scorer heading into the contest at 9.0 points per game, shot only 8 percent in the game (1-for-12).
Lamar Morgan had 17 points for the No. 7 seed Eagles (8-25). Kent Auslander added 16 points and seven rebounds. Dejuan Clayton had 16 points and nine assists.
Morgan finishes his Coppin career with 170 3-pointers in just two seasons to rank eighth in school-history, but his 2.6 3s per game in his career are the most in school history.
UMES was led by Adrienne Jones (13 points, Harford CC), Ciani Byrom (12 points) and Keyera Eaton (eight points). Taylor Brown had 11 points for South Carolina State, which led 9-4 in the first quarter. The Hawks answered with a 21-7 run in the second quarter and a 21-6 run in the third quarter.
Coppin State 81, Morgan State 71: Dejuan Clayton had 23 points as Coppin State topped Morgan State 81-71 in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tourney on Tuesday night in Norfolk, Va.
Clayton hit 12 of 15 free throws.
Chad Andrews-Fulton had 12 points for Coppin State (8-24). Kent Auslander added 12 points and seven rebounds. Justin Steers had 11 points and three blocks for Coppin State.