"We're not going to be sorry for winning the game," said Vital. "Would we like to have won the game in a better fashion? Absolutely. But that's why it's a long season. We're student-athletes and we're going to try and learn from this."
UConn (7-3) dominated in the paint, outscoring Coppin State 26-16, outrebounded the Eagles 50-26, including 21-5 on the offensive glass, and getting 21 second-chance points to just seven for their opponents from Baltimore.
Lamar Morgan scored a career-high 30 points to lead Coppin State (0-10). Morgan, a junior college transfer, came into the game averaging just 5 points, but hit eight of his 12 shots, including seven of 11 from 3-point range. Morgan's previous season high was eight points.
Lehigh 75, Mount St. Mary's 60: Kahron Ross scored 18 points and became Lehigh's all-time assists leader as the host Mountain Hawks (5-5) dominated the second half to win.
Junior Robinson hit all eight of his free throws and scored 20 with four assists for the Mount (3-7).
Binghamton 77, Loyola Maryland 64: Willie Rodriguez scored 22 points and the visiting Bearcats (7-4) won their sixth straight, beating the Greyhounds (1-8).
Chuck Champion scored 17 points with four assists to lead Loyola, which has lost five straight and has yet to defeat a Division I team this season.
Manhattan 80, Morgan State 66: Rich Williams scored 16 points and had a career-high eight assists to lead teh host Jaspers (4-5) past the Bears (4-6),
Martez Cameron scored 16 points to lead Morgan State (4-6), which has lost four straight. LaPri McCray-Pace added 12 points and Antonio Gillespie had 11.
Towson 76, Loyola Maryland 67: The visiting Tigers (4-4) outscored the Greyhounds (2-7), 43-30, in the second half to win their third straight overall. Raine Bankston scored 17 points for Towson. Stephanie Karcz had a game-high 23 points for Loyola.
Mount St. Mary's 82, Rider 78: Sophomore Ashlee White scored a career-high 36 points, including 26 in the second half, to led the host Mount (2-7) past The Broncos (2-7).
The 36-point performance was the most by a Mountaineer since Myriam Baccouche in 2003.
Wake Forest 92, UMES 50: Martha Thompson had a game-high 23 points, but the Hawks (1-7) fell the host Demon Deacons (6-5). The win marked the fourth straight for Wake Forest and coach Jen Hoover got her 100th career victory.