Yannick Crowder put Florida A&M ahead with a tip-in with 27.6 seconds to play and Avery Moore added two free throws with 8.6 seconds left and the Rattlers held off Coppin State 74-72 in the opening round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday at the Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum.
Coppin State senior Tony Gallo has been selected to the Mid-Eastern Athletic All-Conference First Team and freshman Taariq Cephas was named to the All-Rookie Team the league announced on Sunday as selected by the conference head coaches and sports information directors.
Tony Gallo scored a game-high 25 points, but Bethune-Cookman used a 46-point second half to defeat Coppin State 88-80 in the regular season finale for both teams on Thursday at Moore Gymnasium.
Antonio Williams scored 11 of his team-high 15 points in the second half helping Coppin State overcome a seven-point halftime deficit on its way to a 64-60 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over Maryland Eastern Shore on Monday in the WP Hytche Center.
Senior Tony Gallo led five players in double figures with 21 points, but Morgan State shot 58.9 percent from the floor and spoiled the Eagles regular-season finale with a 91-80 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over Coppin State on Wednesday in the Physical Education Complex.
Antonio Williams posted his third straight double-double with a
career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds, but Howard held Coppin State to
its lowest shooting percentage in 13 games and defeated the Eagles 70-66
on Saturday in the Physical Education Complex.