Coppinst 28 36 64
Morganst 47 32 79
Date of game: 3/14/2014

Recap: Morgan State vs. Coppin State

Norfolk, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Black poured in a career-high 30 points to lead the Morgan State Bears past the Coppin State Eagles, 79-64, in the semifinal round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament at Scope Arena.

Black shot 10-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-9 from the 3-point range for third-seeded Morgan State (16-13), which will play top-seeded North Carolina Central in the championship game on Saturday. Ian Chiles tallied a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Anthony Hubbard flirted with a triple-double by registering 12 points, nine assists and nine rebounds.

For seventh-seeded Coppin State (12-20), Andre Armstrong had 13 points and Sterling Smith netted 12.

Morgan State ran out to a commanding 47-28 lead at halftime after shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 9-of-10 at the free-throw line in the opening stanza. Coppin State, meanwhile, shot only 32.1 percent in the opening 20 minutes.

The Bears continued their impressive field goal shooting after the break (.455) and their lead never dipped below 14.

Morgan State dominated the rebounding battle, 50-33, which helped make up for a game-high 16 turnovers.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Smith replaces Larson for Martinsville race

Regan Smith substituted for Kyle Larson in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway after Larson was sidelined due to additional medical tests following his fainting spell on Saturday.

Extra Points: Snyder and the Beltway radio wars

If contradiction was an Olympic sport, Chip Kelly would certainly be medal-worthy judging by his performance at the NFL's owners meeting but the Eagles coach might have to settle for silver because Daniel Snyder's critics will take the gold every time.

2015 PREVIEW NL EAST: It's the Nationals and everybody else

There isn't much after that. The Miami Marlins are loaded up for a playoff push -- likely through a wild card spot -- and the New York Mets are up-and- coming but still raw. The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, former powerhouses of the division, are going through rebuilds and won't contend anytime soon.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.